A Tribute to Kate DiCamillo

Wednesday is my other people’s post day. I thought this would appeal to parents wanting to guide their children into reading, more and more and more. Stay strong. Other than dreaming I could be as successful a writer as Kate DiCamillo, this bears little connection to the Word Press This is her response to this Word Press Daily Prompt of the day.


~post by Ellen

For the next month, there is a display in our Children’s section, BookKids, devoted to author Kate DiCamillo.

Why, you may ask, would we want to have a display devoted to Kate DiCamillo? The answer is simple: because she is a great writer and her stories speak to us as humans. Everyone should read at least one of her books.

In addition, Kate was recently named the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. This is a big deal.

The position of National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature is bestowed every two years by the Library of Congress, with the goal to “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.”

Kate DiCamillo is only the fourth Ambassador, following previous Ambassadors Walter Dean Myers, Katherine Paterson, and Jon…

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