Christy asked Kate DiCamillo:

As a children’s book expert at Barnes & Noble, I loved recommending your books to children knowing that I was giving them journeys containing layers of depth that they could explore for years to come. Has becoming National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature changed your perspective or approach to writing?

Kate DiCamillo Christy! Thanks for hand selling my books. As far as the Ambassadorship goes, I feel changed in this way: I feel more connected to the readers, writers and illustrators of children's books, and also all the people who work to put the books in reader's hands. That is to say: I feel the community of what we do more powerfully. Writing doesn't seem as isolated. And that is pretty grand.
Kate DiCamillo

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