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Archive: March 2023 (4 Posts)

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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 …

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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. …