Jaccqueline Woodson 6th National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, Jacqueline Woodson!

Events and Appearances

2018 National Ambassador Appearances

January 9, 2018: Inauguration Ceremony at the Library of Congress

April 30, 2018: Sidney Lanier High School and Bellingrath Middle School  in Montgomery, AL

May 1, 2018: Writing class at Mt. Meigs Campus Alabama Department of Youth Services

August 29, 2018: Event with RJ Julia and the Mark Twain House

August 31 – September 2, 2018: National Book Festival at the Library of Congress

September 9, 2018: Public event with the St. Louis Public Library

September 10, 2018: St. Louis Public Library coordinated school visits (not open to the public)

October 2, 2018: Visit to School of the Future, New York City. Taping for NCTE’s National Day on Writing

October 19/20: NCTE National Day on Writing. See videos here!

December 4: First Book hosted webinars with schools across the country

December 5: Skype visit with Pelham Park Middle School in Pelham, AL


2019 Appearance Proposal Information

Every Child a Reader is no longer accepting proposal submissions for Jacqueline Woodson’s 2019 appearances. We will announce our 7th National Ambassador at the beginning of 2020 and will begin accepting appearance proposals shortly after.

All locations who submitted a proposal to host Jacqueline Woodson in 2019 will be contacted no later than December 17, 2018 regarding their proposal.

Please email Shaina.Birkhead@CBCBooks.org with further questions.

Learn more about the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature program.

Meet Jacqueline Woodson and learn about her inspiring platform, "Reading = Hope x Change (What's Your Equation)"

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Meet our partners and learn how you can get involved.

Who were our past ambassadors and what were their platforms?

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