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Katherine Paterson, National Ambassador for Young People's Literature

"Read for Your Life"

Read for Your Life. Image credit: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishers.

For her two-year term as National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Katherine Paterson traveled across America to promote her platform, "Read for Your Life." Alongside her travels, Paterson's appointment also included a monthly eBook series published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, detailing Paterson's views on "writing and literature for young people, the wonder and imagination found within great books, common questions novice writers ask, and [her] own personal experiences throughout her historic career."

Access Materials from the Program

  • "Read for Your Life" - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt External
    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publisher's web page provides information about the "Read for Your Life" eBook series, a twenty-one book collection of short essays written by Katherine Paterson and published each month during her two-year term as National Ambassador. Each eBook includes twenty-five pages of writing and reading insights geared towards young readers.