Posted on 09/21/2021 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Meet the new national ambassador for young people’s literature — same as the current one.

The Library of Congress announced yesterday that author Jason Reynolds has received a third term, marking a first for the ambassador program.

First up for him will be virtual tours at schools around the US in November and December, with in-person meetings to come at rural schools next year.

Reynolds is also encouraging students to share stories through his GRAB THE MIC: Tell Your Story platform.

Reynolds is the author of over a dozen books, including All American Boys and Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You, and has been nominated for or won several awards, including the Carnegie Medal, the National Book Award, the NAACP Image Award, and the Coretta Scott King Award.

Additionally, he begins his tenure as the first-ever honorary chair of Banned Books Week this Sunday.

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