Ambassador Sc… er, Ambassador!

I was happy to see that Jon Scieszka was named “Ambassador for Young People’s Literature” by the Library of Congress. I browsed the various discussion boards for writers of kids books, and I don’t think there’s anything but a warm glowy feeling about the choice they made. As the founder of Guys Read, and as a great public speaker with enormous kid appeal, Scieszka is the perfect person to appeal to reluctant readers (and what would be the point of creating a position for someone who appeals to kids who already read?) Scieszka has a great philosophy about kids reading: “Let’s find those books kids like and let them read!” I hope my books will soon be among them. 🙂

A bonus is that, should I meet him, I can just call him “Mr. Ambassador” rather than struggle with “Scieszka.”

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