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