Event | Lectures and Symposia National Ambassador for Young People's Literature: Jason Reynolds

Date and Location

  • When: Thursday, January 16, 2020

    10:30 am - 11:45 am EST

  • Where: Thomas Jefferson Building - Coolidge Auditorium (LJG45A)

    10 1st Street SE, Washington, DC 20540

Part of Changemakers

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Award-winning author Jason Reynolds will be inaugurated as the 2020-2021 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, the seventh writer to hold this position. Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden will lead a conversation with Reynolds during the ceremony, which will also include a special appearance by 2018-2019 National Ambassador Jacqueline Woodson. 

The National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature is sponsored by the Library of Congress, Every Child a Reader and the Children’s Book Council, with additional support from Dollar General Literacy Foundation.

Tickets are not required for this event, which is free and open to the public.

This event will be livestreamed from both the Library's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/libraryofcongress and the Library's YouTube site (with captions) at https://www.youtube.com/user/LibraryOfCongress.