Ambassador Program Emeritus

ReadWithoutWallsRead Without Walls

Gene Luen Yang (2016-2017)

5th National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature (2016-2017) Gene Luen Yang calls us all to READ WITHOUT WALLS, exploring books about characters who look or live differently than you, topics you haven’t discovered, or formats that you haven’t tried.

READING WITHOUT WALLS promotes diversity and open readers’ eyes to new ideas and experiences. In this divided time in our nation’s history, READING WITHOUT WALLS is an inclusive way to spread appreciation and understanding for others — and to learn new and exciting things.

Read more about the esteemed ambassador’s program here.

ReadingHopeChangeReading = HOPE × CHANGE

Jacqueline Woodson (2018-2019)

The 6th National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Jacqueline Woodson, invites kids and adults to join her in exploring books for knowledge, for growth, for fun!

She has created a new equation — Reading = HOPE × CHANGE — and asks you to have fun answering, “What’s Your Equation?” using the activity kit and resources below.

Read more about the esteemed ambassador’s program here.

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