Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Katherine Paterson is named the next National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, succeeding Jon Scieszka, who is the first person who held that post. The post of children’s ambassador was created by the Library of Congress, the Children’s Book Council, and the Library of Congress’s Center for the Book to raise national awareness of the importance of young people’s literature.
I have to confess, until a few weeks ago when I started reading about Jon Scieszka about to finish his term as the inaugural ambassador that I realized such a post existed. *shame faced* How could I not have known about this fabulous position? Well, Time to rectify my ignorance by keeping my ears out for the new ambassador's activities over the next couple of years.