Katherine Paterson on Being Children’s Book Amabassador

As Katherine Paterson hands the baton over to the new Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Walter Dean Myers, she reflects on her own term in the Huffington Post.

A highlight? Hearing a veteran tell an audience of kids that reading Bridge to Terabithia (HarperCollins, 1977) allowed him to find beauty in the midst of the ugliness of the war in Afghanistan.

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