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

Events and Appearances

2019 National Ambassador Appearances

May 2: Denver, CO public event with The Bookies Bookstore

May 2: Denver, CO school visit to Place Bridge Academy

June 6: Rhode Island Training School visit, Cranston RI

June 6: Cranston, RI Public event with Barrington Books

June 7: Rhode Island school visits, coordinated by Barrington Books

July 8-11: Alaska, with stops in Juneau and Anchorage

October 16: New Jersey Center for the Book 

November 7: Children’s Book Week event at the Brooklyn Public Library

2018 National Ambassador Appearances

January 9: Inauguration Ceremony at the Library of Congress

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

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

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

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

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

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

October 2: 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

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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