Discover New Authors & Beloved Favorites

Check out more than 100 of the nation's best authors, poets and illustrators, who will discuss their work and answer your questions at your National Book Festival.

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    Kate DiCamillo Kate DiCamillo, 2014-2015 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, was the fourth writer to hold this position. During her two-year term, DiCamillo traveled across America to promote her platform, “Stories Connect Us.”

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    Claudia Rankine Claudia Rankine was born in Jamaica in 1963. She is the author of multiple poetry and nonfiction collections, including Just Us: An American Conversation (2020) and Citizen: An American Lyric (2014), winner of the Library of Congress Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry from the Library of Congress.
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    Jason Reynolds Jason Reynolds, 2020-2021 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, is the seventh writer to hold this position. During his two-year term, Reynolds will visit small towns across America to have meaningful discussions with young people.
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