Golden Globe-winning comedienne Amy Poehler has been named the 2014 honorary chairperson for World Book Night U.S.
Poehler (pictured, via) gave this statement in the press release: “I grew up loving books. In today’s digital world, it’s more important than ever to know how it feels to have a good book in your hands. I’m thrilled to be part of World Book Night.”
The organizers plan to kick off April 23rd with an author event at the New York Public Library’s Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. Some of the writers set to appear include Malcolm Gladwell, Garrison Keillor, and Walter Dean Myers.
This year, the organization plans to give away copies of 35 different titles from a variety of genres including Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain, The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown, and Same Difference by Derek Kirk Kim. Did you sign up to be a book giver?