The Library of Congress, the Children’s Book Council, and Every Child a Reader on January 13 announced the appointment of Jason Reynolds as the seventh National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature for 2020–2021. The Newbery Honor recipient succeeds Jacqueline Woodson, who served as National Ambassador in 2018–2019. Reynolds is the author of 13 books for young people including his most recent, Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks, a National Book Award finalist. During his two-year term, Reynolds will visit small towns across America to have meaningful discussions with young people.
Library of Congress, Jan. 13