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Welcome Madame Ambassador!
Ok, I am VERY pleased. The news today that Katherine Paterson is stepping up to pick up the sash and scepter as the brand new shiny Ambassador for Young People's Literature is deliciously delightful news. Her writing - so full of beautiful images, strong plots, complex characters and rich language - has been well honored. Her commitment to reading with and to kids is unshakeable. Many thanks to the fine committee that did such an awesome job of bringing up an equally strong batter to the children's literature home plate!