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National Ambassador for

Young People's Literature

2023 - 2024

Meg Medina is the 2023-2024 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature.

The National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature is appointed by the Librarian of Congress and is an initiative of the Library of Congress in partnership with Every Child a Reader.

During her two-year term, Meg will help raise national awareness of the importance of young people’s literature as it relates to lifelong literacy, education and the development and betterment of the lives of young people. She is first National Ambassador of Latina heritage in the program’s storied history.

PRESS RELEASE

Read about the history of the Ambassador program.

Learn about ¡Cuéntame! Let’s Talk Books, Meg’s platform as the National Ambassador. Click here for the Spanish edition.

To apply for an official school visit from Meg through the Ambassador program, please note that program partner, Every Child a Reader, will accept proposals from interested libraries, schools, and organizations during specific application periods. Successful applicants will comply with critical selection criteria. Stay tuned here to learn more about proposal deadlines or by emailing Shaina Birkhead at shaina.birkhead@cbcbooks.org.

Join Meg’s reading journey with students by downloading materials for your classroom as soon as they are available. Check back soon!

Media/Press Inquiries about the Ambassadorship:  Contact Leah Knobel, Library of Congress, lknobel@loc.gov and Phoebe Kosman, Candlewick Press, Phoebe.Kosman@candlewick.com.

In the News:

Watch Meg’s interview on Telemundo (en español)

Listen to Meg on NPR’s Morning Edition

Read more about Meg’s appointment in the Richmond Times Dispatch