The following post was written by Naomi Coquillon and originally appeared on the Library’s new blog for kids and families, Minerva’s Kaleidoscope.
Are the children and teens in your life fans of Jason Reynolds? Were they inspired by his Write. Right. Rite. video series this summer or do they love his GRAB THE MIC newsletters? Is there something they’ve always wanted to ask him? Now is their chance!
On February 25, the Library will premiere a conversation between National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Jason Reynolds and Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden. Jason Reynolds will discuss his ambassadorship, including his recent “GRAB THE MIC: Tell Your Story” virtual tour, and will answer selected questions from kids. The conversation will be pre-recorded and will premiere with closed captions on both the Library’s Facebook and YouTube pages and will be available for viewing afterwards at those sites and on the Library’s website.
The Library will accept questions for Jason to address during the conversation until February 12, 2021. Parents or guardians may submit questions on behalf of children to [email protected] or here in the comments section. For children under age 13, parents or guardians must submit questions on behalf of their children and consent to the Library’s use of their child’s information. For the sake of privacy, do not include children’s full names. We will only publish a child’s first name and either age or home state, but not both. Please note that Jason may not be able to respond to all submitted questions. This program will be available online only.
The National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature is an initiative of the Library of Congress, in partnership with Every Child a Reader and the Children’s Book Council, with generous support from Dollar General Literacy Foundation.