TITLE: Interview with the Ambassadors: Why Reading Makes a Difference
SPEAKER: Jon Scieszka, Katherine Paterson
EVENT DATE: 01/05/2010
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 5 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript (link will open in a new window)
Following the Jan. 5, 2010, ceremony announcing the appointment of Katherine Paterson as the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature for 2010-2011, Jon Scieszka, National Ambassador for 2008-2009, interviewed his successor. They discussed a wide range of issues, both serious and humorous, in a room in the Library's Thomas Jefferson Building.
Speaker Biography: Jon Scieszka is author of such children's classics as "The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales," "Knucklehead: Tall Tales and Almost True Stories of Growing up Scieszka" and "Robot Zot." He was National Ambassador for Young People's Literature in 2008-2009.
Speaker Biography: Katherine Paterson is the acclaimed author of "Bridge to Terabithia," "Jacob Have I Loved" and "The Day of the Pelican." She is National Ambassador for 2010-2011.