Hi—this is advice from Karen Jaffe of the Young Readers Center:
Tell her to reinforce the use of Woodson’s books by this constituency.
We are so excited about this wonderful opportunity! We have some questions as we get our application ready- would you please give me a call?
(Wondering- does the event have to be in 2018 or can it be in 2019? What is the turn around time for decisions?)
We have a statewide civil rights team conference that attracts about 1,000 middle school and high school students doing civil rights work within their communities. we’d love to ask her to come for the 2019 spring conference, ideally, especially since her books are used by the teams (and by our adult book groups for new adult readers or English as a second language students).
Director of Programs
Maine Humanities Council / Harriet P. Henry Center for the Book
674 Brighton Avenue
Portland, Maine 04102
Phone: ( 207) 773.5051 ext. 206
Fax- (207) 773.2416
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To All Center for the Book Affiliates—
As you know, National Ambassador for Young People's Literature Jacqueline Woodson, winner of the National Book Award (“Brown Girl Dreaming”) and many other honors, began her two-year ambassadorship in January 2018. She will be traveling the nation promoting reading to young people. Her platform is READING = HOPE x CHANGE (What’s Your Equation?), which encourages young people to think about – and beyond – the moment they’re living in, the power they possess and the impact reading can have on showing them ways in which they can create the hope and the change they want to see in the world.
Many of our ambassadors have participated in events sponsored by affiliated Centers for the Book. We are offering this opportunity again.
Please see the link below for more information:
And this link is for the application:
Note that the deadline for applications is extended to Friday, March2, 2018, for affiliated Centers for the Book. The Children’s Book Council says the chosen center will most likely have its visit from Jacqueline in 2019.
Center for the Book
Library of Congress
101 Independence Ave. S.E.
Washington, DC 20540-4920
(202) 707-0269 (FAX)