Poets & Writers

Yang Inspires Young Readers

In 2008 the Library of Congress, the Children’s Book Council, and the nonprofit organization Every Child a Reader established the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature position to celebrate and promote books for children and young adult readers. The current ambassador, graphic novelist and recent MacArthur "Genius" Grant recipient Gene Luen Yang, started his term in January 2016. Yang has devoted much of his

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