The Library of Congress encourages kids to read, write, and get inspired with resources dedicated to young readers!

Children explore and learn about a unique collection of Advanced Reader Copies (ARCs) in the Young Readers Center. Publishers submit free copies of books to the Center before they are printed and distributed to book stores and libraries, and any visitor is welcome to enjoy a sneak peek at upcoming titles. Kids and families enjoy the browsing collection in the Library’s Young Readers Center.Award-winning illustrator James E. Ransome, co-creator of “Before She Was Harriet” with his wife Lesa Cline-Ransome, takes a student from Harriet Tubman Elementary School (Washington, DC) through a drawing exercise at an event honoring the story and legacy of Harriet Tubman (2/8/2018).Best-selling graphic novelist Dav Pilkey high fives all 400+ students as they leave his talk about Dog Man and making comic books (10/11/2019).

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National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature

National Ambassador for Young People's Literature | Jason Reynolds

Jason Reynolds, the 2020-21 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, is the seventh writer to hold this position, which is co-sponsored by the Library of Congress, the Children’s Book Council and Every Child a Reader, with additional support from Dollar General Literacy Foundation. Reynolds’ platform for his two-year term is “GRAB THE MIC: Tell Your Story.”
Photo by James J. Reddington.
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