Rebecca Newland, former Teacher in Residence at the Library of Congress, discusses the platform (“GRAB THE MIC: Tell Your Story”) of the new National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Jason Reynolds. She offers ideas on how teachers can extend Reynolds’ platform among students and the larger school community so everyone has an opportunity to tell their story.
On February 6, National Book Festival Presents launched its winter/spring season with “Fearless: A Tribute to Irish American Women,” featuring award-winning novelist Alice McDermott, Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon, and CBS anchor Margaret Brennan. As part of the event programming, staff from four Library divisions developed a display of items highlighting the impact of women of Irish heritage in the Americas.
Love letters dot the Library of Congress’s collections—centuries of devotion, passion, longing, regret and heartbreak put down on paper.
Poet Maya Angelou’s debut memoir, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, is her most famous work, yet its title is not original to Angelou: She borrowed it from a poem by Paul Laurence Dunbar that he composed, at least in part, in response to his employment at the Library of Congress.
Intern Brooke Biastock reflects on her January internship in the Library’s Poetry and Literature Center.
After a brief winter’s sleep, we’re back and thrilled to announce our upcoming winter and spring literary season!
This “Literary Treasures” post examines an audio recording from the Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature featuring Dudley Randall reading his poems at the Library of Congress on October 23, 1975.
Young adult and middle grade author Jason Reynolds has been announced as the new National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature for 2020-2021! On January 16, the Library will host an inaugural event for the new ambassador. Tune in at 10:30 AM EST live on the Library’s YouTube site (with captions) or Facebook page.
Former Teacher in Residence Rebecca Newland offers creative ideas for how teachers and other educators can introduce poetry into their classrooms and libraries.
Hello everyone, and hope you had lovely holidays. We’re back in the office and gearing up for the year to come, but as we do I thought I’d take a moment to reflect on this past year.