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)