Former Teacher in Residence Rebecca Newland explores ways to adapt some of her previous ideas for introducing poetry into the classroom for a virtual learning environment.
Jason Reynolds, the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, writes about the Library’s upcoming 20th annual National Book Festival (all virtual!) in his September newsletter.
The “Yu zhi bi shu shan zhuang shi” 御製避暑山莊詩 [Imperial Poems on the Summer Resort] is a compilation of Chinese poems by the Qing Emperor Kangxi (1654-1722) with illustrations of 36 scenic spots of the hills and rivers at the Chengde Mountain Resort.
This interview with poet Aracelis Girmay was conducted in 2012 by (then-intern, now National Book Award winning writer) Elizabeth Acevedo as part of the Poetry and Literature Center’s online Interview Series. The series featured emerging and established literary writers in dynamic and thought-provoking conversation. Though the series is no longer active, From the Catbird Seat is reprinting these interviews to bring them new light.
This summer, Junior Fellow Mal Haselberger researched, developed, and published online research guides for all emeritus National Ambassadors for Young People’s Literature. In the process of creating the guides, she learned firsthand the importance of making details about the ambassadors’ work and outreach programs more accessible to the public.
Jason Reynolds, the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, writes about the problems of posing for photographs in his August newsletter.
August 2 would have been the 96th birthday of James Baldwin, a literary icon widely known for his compelling, powerful writing, social advocacy, and civil rights activism. With the ongoing conversations about race and racism in the United States, Baldwin’s words have been echoed and analyzed and remain relevant for adults and teens alike.
Meet our three summer Junior Fellows—Mal Haselberger, Ethan McFerren, and Jake Newman—and learn about the literary programs they’ve helped develop over the past 10 weeks.
Tonight at 7 PM EST we’re excited to air the last event in our National Book Festival Presents series “Hear You, Hear Me,” which features the newest of our Library literary ambassadors: Colson Whitehead, our 2020 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction winner.
Tonight the Library of Congress presents the second virtual program in its series “Hear You, Hear Me,” featuring Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden with Joy Harjo and Tracy K. Smith—the two U.S. Poets Laureate she has appointed.