National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature

Through his platform, “GRAB THE MIC: Tell Your Story,” Jason Reynolds will direct his focus as ambassador to listening and empowering students to share their own personal stories.

Reynolds will visit students in rural areas during his term, via virtual and in-person events. He will connect with millions of young people digitally through his “Write. Right. Rite.” series, his “GRAB THE MIC newsletter”, and the activities and resources in his educator guide.

Explore the Grab The Mic Educator Guide

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

Meet Jason Reynolds and hear about his inspiring platform, "GRAB THE MIC: Tell Your Story"

Explore resources to GRAB THE MIC in your community.

Find out where Jason Reynolds is traveling during his two year term and how you can submit a proposal.

Who were our past ambassadors and their platforms?

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