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Archive: March 2023 (4 Posts)

A middle-aged woman wearing glasses, a red shirt, and a medal around her neck smiles in front of a bookshelf.

Introducing Lit Bits: Meg Medina, the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature

Posted by: Alli Hartley-Kong

This post was written by Katya Soto, an intern in the Center for the Book of the Library of Congress under the mentorship of Guy Lamolinara. Welcome to Lit Bits! This is the first in a new series of book-related blog posts featuring video snippets from your favorite authors, many of whom have appeared at …

An 18th century Japanese print shows a girl in a kimono, looking though a window at blooming cherry trees on the banks of a river.

Japanese Culture Day at the Library of Congress

Posted by: Rachel Gordon

  If your family is in the Washington D.C. area on Saturday, April 1st, we would love to see you at the Thomas Jefferson Building for Japanese Culture Day. This celebration is one of the Library’s most popular family-friendly traditions, and a chance for children of all ages to learn about Japanese culture through stories, …

A woman with thick braids wearing an ornate, traditional outfit stands next to a large plant that towers over here in this black and white photograph.

Meet the Subjects of Latinitas in the Library of Congress’s Collection!

Posted by: Alli Hartley-Kong

Last year at the National Book Festival, audiences at the KidLit stage heard from Juliet Menéndez, the Guatemalan-American author, illustrator, and teacher behind Latinitas: Celebrating 40 Big Dreamers. Latinitas is an illustrated children’s book that celebrates the lives of over forty influential Latina heroes, ranging from singer Selena Quintanilla to Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. …