World Book Night U.S. announced on Tuesday that Amy Poehler will be the honorary chairperson for this April 23’s World Book Night campaign.
“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,” Poehler said in a statement. “I’m thrilled to be part of World Book Night. People who read are people who dream, and we connect through the stories we live and tell and read.”
World Book Night U.S. Executive Director Carl Lennertz said of Poehler’s involvement: “This news is the icing, cherry, and candles on the year-three WBN cake. We’ve already announced a seven-author New York Public Library launch event, our highest percentage of free books going to teachers and students in underfunded schools, and a record number of participating librarians and booksellers, and Amy Poehler joining our cause is a happy, happy event.”