“GRAB THE MIC: Tell Your Story” – Bringing the National Ambassador’s Ideas to Your School

Rebecca Newland, former Teacher in Residence at the Library of Congress, discusses the platform (“GRAB THE MIC: Tell Your Story”) of the new National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Jason Reynolds. She offers ideas on how teachers can extend Reynolds’ platform among students and the larger school community so everyone has an opportunity to tell their story.

Library Treasures Featured in “Fearless: A Tribute to Irish American Women”

On February 6, National Book Festival Presents launched its winter/spring season with “Fearless: A Tribute to Irish American Women,” featuring award-winning novelist Alice McDermott, Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon, and CBS anchor Margaret Brennan. As part of the event programming, staff from four Library divisions developed a display of items highlighting the impact of women of Irish heritage in the Americas.

Welcome Jason Reynolds, 2020-2021 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature!

Young adult and middle grade author Jason Reynolds has been announced as the new National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature for 2020-2021! On January 16, the Library will host an inaugural event for the new ambassador. Tune in at 10:30 AM EST live on the Library’s YouTube site (with captions) or Facebook page.