Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Katherine Paterson becomes the latest National Ambassador for Young People's Literature


Paterson will take over the role of National Ambassador for Young People's Literature from Jon Scieszka, who has held the post since 2008.

Did you know that Katherine Paterson was born in China? And that she is a two-time Newbery medalist and a two-time winner of the National Book Award?

You can read more about Katherine Paterson, and see more photos of her, in her autobiographical profile on our Junior Authors and Illustrators database.

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