natamb medal1 Kate DiCamillo is New National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature

Kate DiCamillo has been named the new National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature for 2014-2015.  She was named by Librarian of Congress James H. Billington who had the following to say about her:

Kate DiCamillo is not only one of our finest writers for young people but also an outstanding advocate for the importance of reading. The Library of Congress is pleased to welcome Kate as a worthy successor to our three previous National Ambassadors.

SLJ has an interview by Travis Jonker with our new ambassador who will be inaugurated on January 10th.