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Lewis Carroll’s “Jabberwocky”: Nonsense or not?

Posted by: Peter Armenti

The following guest post, part of our “Teacher’s Corner” series, is by Rebecca Newland, a Fairfax County Public Schools Librarian and former Teacher in Residence at the Library of Congress. Some say the poem “Jabberwocky” by Lewis Carroll is a nonsense poem, which implies the poem is meaningless, but I believe it tells a fantastical …

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Gene Luen Yang Inaugurated as Fifth National Ambassador For Young People’s Literature

Posted by: Peter Armenti

“I am a nerd.” With that admission, Gene Luen Yang launched into a humorous, inspirational, and self-illustrated talk in the lead-up to his inauguration yesterday as the 5th National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. Yang is the first Asian American and first graphic novelist to serve as the National Ambassador. The mission of the position, …

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Literary Treasures: Contemporary Poetry from China

Posted by: Matt Blakley

The following post is part of our From the Catbird Seat series, “Literary Treasures.” The monthly series champions the Library’s literary programming by highlighting audio and video recordings drawn from the Library’s extensive online collections, including the recently released Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature. The series, by showcasing the works and thoughts of some …