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

Watch Jason's Inauguration at the Library of Congress

Events and Appearances

Every Child a Reader and the Library of Congress are thrilled to continue working with Jason Reynolds and his team at Simon & Schuster for an additional year, as he extends his term as the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. Jason will be able to continue empowering and connecting with kids via in-person events* in 2022. The proposal window for spring 2022 events is now closed. Proposals for fall 2022 events will be accepted in spring of 2022. Read the full press release.

*We will continue to closely monitor all health recommendations and guidelines as we plan for 2022. When needed, planned events will become virtual for the safety of all involved.


2021 National Ambassador Appearances

December 1: Bronson Jr./Sr. High School (Bronson, MI)

December 2: Gowanda Central Schools (Gowanda, NY)

December 3: Bald Eagle Area High School (Wingate, PA)

December 10: Johnson High School 9th-Grade (Laredo, TX)

December 15: Marshall High School (Marshall, WI)

December 16: Yamhill Carlton School District (Yamhill, OR)

December 17: Los Fresnos Consolidated Independent School District (Los Fresnos, TX)

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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