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Archive: January 2012 (7 Posts)

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Introducing Walter Dean Myers – National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature

Posted by: Danna Bell

The Library appoints each Ambassador for a two-year term to travel around the country the importance of fiction and nonfiction in the lives of young people. Dr. Billington stated that the ambassador will be an award-winning author or illustrator whose position will acknowledge—at the national level—the importance of exceptional authors and illustrators in creating the readers of tomorrow.