Jason Reynolds 7th National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, Jason Reynolds!

Watch Jason's Inauguration at the Library of Congress

Events and Appearances

The Fall 2021 slate of virtual events will be announced in October. Check out the amazing places Jason has already been during his Ambassadorship.


2021 National Ambassador Appearances

April 5: Virtual Event with Noble Middle School (North Berwick, ME)

April 6: Virtual Event with Castle Heights Elementary (Price, UT)

April 7: Virtual Event with Jefferson Street Campus, Neosho High School, and Neosho Junior High School (Neosho, MO)

April 8: Virtual Event with George Washington Elementary and Keokuk Middle School (Keokuk, IA)

April 27: Virtual Event with Methow Valley School District (Winthrop, WA)

April 28: Virtual Event with Gordo High School and Pickens County High School (Gordo, AL)

April 29: Virtual Event with Coalinga Middle School (Coalinga, CA)

April 30: Virtual Event with North Education Center School (New Hope, MN)


2020 National Ambassador Appearances

December 11: Virtual event with Red Cloud Schools (Pine Ridge, SD)

December 10: Virtual event with Sage Valley Junior High and Twin Spruce Junior High (Gillette, WY)

December 9: Virtual event with Stratton Elementary and Park Middle School (Beckley, WV)

December 8: Virtual event with Swansea Freshman Academy and Swansea High School (Swansea, SC)

December 4: Virtual event with JW Eater Junior High (Rantoul, IL)

December 3: Virtual event with Live Oak Middle School (Denham Springs, LA)

December 1: Virtual event with Leland Middle School and Leland High School (Leland, MS)

Spring/Summer: To connect with kids, Jason created a weekly video series and monthly newsletter.

January 16: Inauguration Ceremony at the Library of Congress. Watch it in full here.


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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