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News from Ronan Middle School

RONAN — The Library of Congress has selected Ronan as an event site for Jason Reynold’s Youth Literature Ambassador Tour. Award-winning and bestselling children’s book author Jason Reynolds will visit Ronan middle and high school students as part of his “Grab the Mic, Tell Your Story” tour as the LOC’s Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. The event will be held on Wednesday, May 25, at 10 a.m. in the Ronan Event Center, located at the corner of Round Butte Road and Third Avenue NW in Ronan.

Reynolds will speak to a group of about 800 middle and high school students. All students, staff, and teachers in both buildings will receive a free copy of Reynolds’ book Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks.

“I can’t wait for Montana — to finally look into the faces of some of the young people I’ve been serving, to exchange stories and build connection,” Reynolds said. “Like I said at the start of my term, this appointment is not an obligation, but an opportunity to put a spotlight on the collective stories of young America, all while encouraging them to hold those stories and mold them into whatever they want them to be.”

Jason Reynolds is a No. 1 New York Times bestselling author, a Newbery Award Honoree, a Printz Award honoree, a two-time National Book Award finalist, a Kirkus Award winner, a Carnegie Medal winner, a two-time Walter Dean Myers Award winner, an NAACP Image Award winner and the recipient of multiple Coretta Scott King Award honors. He’s also the 2020–2022 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature.

For schools that wish to be considered for Reynolds’ Fall 2022 “GRAB THE MIC: Tell Your Story” tour, proposals will be accepted through May 20. All proposals that were submitted for the Spring 2022 tour will also be considered for fall events. For more information please visit

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