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Kate DiCamillo Named National Summer Reading Champion

Washington—The Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) has announced its partnership with award-winning children’s book author and National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Kate DiCamillo, as its first ever National Summer Reading Champion.

In her new role as National Summer Reading Champion, DiCamillo will appear in a series of public service announcements, participate in a national media campaign, and attend events across the nation raising awareness of the value of summer reading for people of all ages:

I am hopeful that in my role as National Summer Reading Champion with CSLP I can encourage young readers to go and find themselves at the library. To find books that capture their imaginations and to spend time with others who love good stories.

About CSLP

The Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) is a national non-profit organization composed of volunteers who create, produce, and provide public libraries with high-quality summer reading materials for children, teens, and adults across all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and four island territories. To learn more about CSLP and its mission please visit www.cslpreads.org.

About Candlewick Press

Candlewick Press is an independent, employee-owned publisher based in Somerville, Massachusetts. For over twenty years, Candlewick has published outstanding children’s books for readers of all ages, including books by award-winning authors and illustrators such as the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Kate DiCamillo, M. T. Anderson, Jon Klassen, and Laura Amy Schlitz; the widely acclaimed Judy Moody, Mercy Watson, and ’Ology series; and favorites such as Guess How Much I Love You, Where’s Waldo? and Maisy.

Candlewick is part of the Walker Books Group, together with Walker Books UK in London and Walker Books Australia, based in Sydney and Auckland. Visit Candlewick online.

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