Jason has a lot to offer scholars, librarians, teachers and most importantly, adolescent readers and future readers. Yes, that is right, even Jason was a once a future reader. He has stories to tell and, equally as important, Jason is a good listener. He is perfectly placed to encourage young people to share their stories. It wouldn't surprise me if in 10 to 20 years when the Library of Congress announces a another Ambassador that he or she will have a story to tell about reading, listening to, or having a conversation with Jason Reynolds.
I am forever in debt to Jacqueline Woodson for introducing me to the work of Jason Reynolds in a brief conversation. I am placing this post here as a way to mark Jason appointment. i will also be adding news, new book reviews, and other video that will help chronicle Jason's experience as the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. Enjoy the videos and the news stories. Bookmark the page and return every so often to found out just exactly what Jason is up to.