Kate DiCamillo on Her Mission as National Ambassador
DiCamillo believes that her work as National Ambassador and National Summer Reading Champion is a natural extension of her lifelong commitment to storytelling — and she’s been honored to share that passion with readers of all ages.
I’m just doing what I’ve done my whole life, which is talking to people about books and making them read…I keep wanting to push the conversation back to ‘this is a privilege to get to do this.’ That you can go anywhere in this country and get a book from a library is just the most amazing thing in the world. It’s not a duty; it’s a privilege and it’s a joy. That joy is doubled and tripled and quadrupled if you read with other people. (The Horn Book)