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National Ambassador Kate DiCamillo on the Bonds Formed by Books

November 20, 2015

Looking back on her two-year term as National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, beloved author Kate DiCamillo remembers moments of connection and communion through reading aloud.

Since she was a child in Florida, DiCamillo has found a sense of homecoming in reading with family and friends. She feels privileged to have shared that experience with readers in her capacity as National Ambassador.

Within the confines of a story shared aloud, we get to see one another in new ways. Our hearts are open to the story and open to one another — and because of this, some kind of subterranean magic occurs. Reading aloud binds us together in unanticipated ways. (The Washington Post)

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