Beloved author and former National Ambassador for Young People's Literature Kate DiCamillo believes that magic of children's books continues to enthrall young readers, even in our tech-driven culture.DiCamillo traveled the country as National Ambassador (2014-15), spreading the message that “Stories Connect Us,” and that reading together helps forge community. She in turn discovered that kids everywhere are still falling in love with books.
I’d go around to places I normally wouldn’t get to and I saw the same thing: Kids read and they’re holding books. Yes, they’re reading on electronic (devices), but a lot of them are still reading actual books, and they’re connected to them and they’re passionate about them. (Las Vegas Review Journal)