Couldn’t Have Happened to a Nicer Author!

Jon Scieszka was just named the first National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature!

Scieszka’s nomination for the new post, which Billington had to approve, came from a five-member committee of children’s literature experts. Jewell Stoddard, who runs the children’s section of Washington’s Politics and Prose bookstore, was one of them. Scieszka was a good choice, she said, both because he’s already “on a mission to promote reading among young boys” and because “he’s a wonderful speaker and lots of fun.”

He is definitely a big favorite around here.

Thanks to Anastasia on the Child’s Lit list for the heads up!

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I am a homeschooling mom to two sweet, energetic boys although I am probably not exactly what you would expect (definitely NOT your stereotypical homeschooler, if there is really such a thing). I support progressive political causes (yes, liberals can and do homeschool!) and I have found a spiritual home in the Unitarian Universalist Church. I have no real idea of how I want to use this blog, but will probably focus on homeschooling, things that I am learning from my boys, personal thoughts and opinions and maybe some liberal politics thrown in, who knows!
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One Response to Couldn’t Have Happened to a Nicer Author!

  1. You’re very welcome! Thanks for spreading the news!

    :-) Anastasia