The Children’s Literature Community Welcomes the New Ambassador
You’ve heard the news:
Excited that @everychildread, @cbcbook, & @librarycongress has selected me as the 6th National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature! An awesome way to begin 2018! Read more about my platform “READING = HOPE x CHANGE” here: https://t.co/U24I0TNfpJ @penguinkids
— Jacqueline Woodson (@JackieWoodson) January 4, 2018
Now let’s see what authors and illustrators were saying about the news on Twitter:
I’m excited to announce that @JackieWoodson Jacqueline Woodson is the 6th National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. She is such an inspiration to teens coast to coast.https://t.co/5cyv2DPLFO pic.twitter.com/MkGUCSXHXk
— Carla Hayden (@LibnOfCongress) January 4, 2018
— Jon Scieszka (@Jon_Scieszka) January 4, 2018
Congratulations to my hero @JackieWoodson, our next National Ambassador for Young People's Literature!
— Gene Luen Yang (@geneluenyang) January 4, 2018
— Jason Reynolds (@JasonReynolds83) January 4, 2018
— Linda Sue Park (@LindaSuePark) January 4, 2018
— Matt de la Pena (@mattdelapena) January 4, 2018
“When you come to literature, it does allow you an escape from the world if that’s what you need, but it also changes you. You’re different than when you started that book.” Congrats to @JackieWoodson ! https://t.co/cYYSg6xiPC
— Tony DiTerlizzi (@TonyDiTerlizzi) January 4, 2018
Glad to hear of Jackie Woodson's new post! She'll be great!
— Lois Lowry (@LoisLowryWriter) January 4, 2018
A thrilling win for every reader at every age. ??
— Tim Federle (@TimFederle) January 4, 2018
Such a great choice! https://t.co/VC3WaMazty
— Kate Messner (@KateMessner) January 4, 2018
Yes. The perfect choice.
— Varian Johnson (@varianjohnson) January 4, 2018
— Meg Medina (@Meg_Medina) January 4, 2018
— Mo Willems' Pigeon (@The_Pigeon) January 4, 2018
— Lisa Yee (@LisaYee1) January 4, 2018
— L Halse Anderson (@halseanderson) January 4, 2018
YES!!! Congrats to @JackieWoodson and yay for us for having an amazing Ambassador for Young People's Literature! Well done @CBCBook, @EveryChildRead, and @librarycongress #kidlit pic.twitter.com/j4Ky0bgY6i
— Mike Curato (@MikeCurato) January 4, 2018
I am I out-of-my-mind excited to learn that @JackieWoodson has been named the next Ambassador for Young People’s Literature!
Reading = Hope X Change, indeed!!!https://t.co/un0Uzplt9g
— Jarrett J. Krosoczka (@StudioJJK) January 4, 2018
— Cynthia LeitichSmith (@CynLeitichSmith) January 4, 2018
— PhilBildner (@PhilBildner) January 4, 2018
I have to say that having @JackieWoodson appointed as our new National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature brings me a great deal of comfort and peace of mind for 2018. Huzzah huzzah! https://t.co/Ng9RtXrfYM
— Dan Santat (@dsantat) January 4, 2018
— Celeste Ng (@pronounced_ing) January 4, 2018
— Shannon Hale (@haleshannon) January 4, 2018
— Jo Knowles (@JoKnowles) January 4, 2018
Congratulations, Jackie!! This is so great!
— Nicola Yoon (@NicolaYoon) January 4, 2018
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Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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