National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Jason Reynolds has a couple more writing exercises to stretch your brain. One: How would you define love to a magical pet who could speak? Two: Create your own video game. Both teach young writers what storytellers do.
May 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of annual LGBTQ+ Pride traditions. The first Pride march was in New York on June 28, 1970, on the first anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising. The Library collections show how the march was planned and why activists felt so strongly that it should exist.
The June newsletter from Jason Reynolds, the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature.
Children’s author Dav Pilkey gives a quick tutorial in how to paint two characters from Dog Man, Molly and Melvin, who make an appearance in his newest book in the series, “Grime and Punishment.”
The yellow fever epidemics that struck American cities soon after the birth of the nation left a powerful mark in the historical record, especially in the papers of members of George Washington’s administration.
Legendary jazz trumpeter and vocalist Chesney Henry Baker — better known as Chet — died 32 years ago this month in Amsterdam. The Library acquired the Chet Baker Materials from the Papers of Diane Vavra in 2015, an intimate cache of 108 items.
Jason Reynolds, the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, is back this week with two writing challenges. One is playful, the other is more thoughtful.
Children’s author and illustrator explains how he channeled his inner child into creating his “Dog Man” series. He also introduces a new character to the series: Cat Man.
Some of the most sought-after materials in the Library’s North Korean periodicals collection are now online. It’s a slice of the Asian Division’s holdings in what is one of the world’s largest repositories of North Korean publications.
Jason Reynolds, the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, offers two writing exercises for young writers: framing something special, and whipping up a special recipe to make you both creative and courageous.