Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Authors Barely Ever Come Here

Yesterday, a kid wrote to me to say authors "barely ever" came to Milwaukee. I suggested this link to him. I'll bet there are other places authors "barely ever" come either. Pass it along!

Would your school or library like a visit from Katherine Paterson, the new National Ambassador for Young People's Literature?

The newly named National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature for 2010-2011 is Katherine Paterson, author of such critically acclaimed and popular classics as “The Bridge to Terabithia” and “Jacob Have I Loved.”

Paterson’s theme for her ambassadorship is “Read for Your Life,” and she will be carrying that message with her during her travels as National Ambassador.

Tell us what kind of event you would develop if Katherine Paterson were to visit. Also, tell us how you would promote the event and to whom. Describe the event and its promotion in detail in no more than 250 words.

The Center for the Book, the Children’s Book Council and Every Child a Reader — the CBC foundation — sponsors of the National Ambassador program, will choose one winner. It could be you!

E-mail your entry no later than midnight EDT on March 15 in a Word document attachment to


  1. THAT has to be passed along. What an awesome thing.

  2. Notes from kids are the best, especially ones who are looking to meet more authors.


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