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ERIC Number: EJ788691
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb-1
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0362-8930
The Big Cheese: Jon Scieszka, National Ambassador for Young People's Literature
Minkel, Walter
School Library Journal, v54 n2 p38-40 Feb 2008
This article presents an interview with Jon Scieszka, author of "The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales" who is tapped by the "Children's Book Council" and the Library of Congress's "Center for the Book" as the first National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. A former grade-school teacher, Scieszka is also the creator of Guys Read (, a literacy program that wants boys to know that reading can be just as absorbing as waving a Wii controller. With his good-natured wit and knack for knowing what kids need, Scieszka was chosen as children's book ambassador for raising national awareness of the importance of children's books. In an interview, Scieszka describes his reaction when he was asked to be the nation's first children's book laureate and shares his platform on his new position.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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