Children's writer, Katherine Paterson, was recently named National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. She replaces Jon Scieszka, who has served since 2008. Paterson has chosen "Read for Your Life" as the theme for her term.
Paterson, a long-time resident of Vermont, has spoken at many conferences that I've attended over the years. If you get to hear her speak, you won't be disappointed. The next best thing to seeing her in person, is viewing a video interview such as the one found on the Reading Rockets website.
Here are just a few of the Katherine Paterson titles we have in our collection:
Blueberries for the Queen (written with John Paterson). [JP PAT]
Bridge to Terabithia. [J PAT]
The Day of the Pelican. [YA PAT]
The Invisible Child: On Reading and Writing Books for Children. [808.06 PAT]
The Smallest Cow in the World. [E PAT]