Jacqueline Woodson Library of Congress 2018 – 2019 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature

Meet the Library of Congress National Ambassador for Young People's Literature

On October 16, Jacqueline Woodson, the Library of Congress National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, will visit with middle school students across the state of New Jersey, when she presents her inspiring program, Reading = HOPE X CHANGE at The College of New Jersey.

Ms. Woodson will also be keynoting at NJASL's Fall Conference on December 10th.

Wherever you are, you can participate in the experience in any of the following ways:

On October 16, school and public libraries might celebrate by:

  • hosting an event at the time of Ms. Woodson's live visit 10:00 to 11:30 AM at The College of New Jersey
  • submitting student questions for consideration during the live event, if you are a registered library
  • hosting a viewing event for students at a time of your choosing on October 16
  • contributing student responses to Ms. Woodson's question: #WhatsYourEquationNJ on our Google Slidedeck
  • encouraging students to book talk any of Ms. Woodson's books on this Flipgrid.

And the celebration continues . . .

After October 16, school and public libraries might continue the celebration by:

  • planning future programming around Ms. Woodson's books (book discussions, displays, author studies)
  • contributing student responses to Ms. Woodson's question: #WhatsYourEquationNJ on our Google Slidedeck
  • encouraging students to book talk any of Ms. Woodson's books on this Flipgrid.
  • initiating cross-library/school discussions, as well as school/public library collaborations
  • getting ready for NJASL's One Book, One Conference: Harbor Me (for school librarians and others who might attend the Conference on December 10th)

Ms. Woodson's website includes a bounty of resources to support your celebrations.

Note: If you cannot make the live stream, a video of the event will be made available to registered schools and public libraries for use throughout the day on October 16, 2019.

Please register to participate and to submit questions!

(Note: Registered schools and public libraries may also receive book incentives for their students!)

 

Register here.