Tuesday, May 13, 2008

National Reading Ambassador

Did you know that we have a national Reading Ambassador?

Jon Scieszka, children's book author, was named ambassador earlier this year. The press release says (in part):
"Scieszka, the writer of The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs and the Caldecott Honor-winning The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales, will use his two-year term to promote reading and to reach out to reluctant readers through the media, personal appearances, and project development."

In addition to his work as an author and ambassador for reading, Jon Scieszka has developed a webpage for reluctant boy readers called Guys Read. Mr. Scieszka says “I’m speaking to that knucklehead in the back of the classroom, because that knucklehead was me.”