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National Ambassador Jacqueline Woodson in Alaska

July 26, 2019

This month, National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Jacqueline Woodson embarked on a tour of Alaska, sharing with children her passion for literacy and her platform as ambassador: “Reading = Hope x Change.”

Shaina Birkhead, associate executive director of the Children’s Book Council and Every Child a Reader, which co-sponsors the National Ambassador program along with the Library of Congress, said, “We are just so thankful to Jacqueline for making this long trip cross-country to make the hearts soar of every child who heard her speak and personally engage, as she has done during her entire ambassadorship. And a thank you, as always, to the librarians who give so much time every day for the love of reading.”

See the full PW Children’s Bookshelf article, with photos, here!

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