Learn about a new guide to support classroom use of “Living Nations, Living Words,” the signature project of U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo that highlights the work of 47 contemporary Native American poets.
Highlights from an interview with Kekla Magoon on her new book, Revolution in Our Time: The Black Panther Party’s Promise to the People at the 2021 National Book Festival.
Reposted from the American Folklife Center’s Folklife Today blog. In Latin America, in Spanish-speaking communities in the U.S., and especially in Mexico, no ghost story is told as often, discussed as enthusiastically, or interpreted as widely, as the legend of La Llorona. With this introduction, AFC kicks off a short series of blogs on La Llorona stories and songs between now and Día de Muertos.
In this Halloween-themed blog post, we share photographs from the Library’s collections, to offer some inspiration for pumpkin carving and decorating.
Highlights from the 2021 National Book Festival interview with author Dan Gutman on his new book Houdini and Me.
A tribute to the late Jerry Pinkney, with highlights from his many appearances at the National Book Festival.
Tips on developing performances for the National History Day competition from a Library staffer and former competitor.
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we find ways to explore life of Selena Quintanilla through looking, listening, reading, and writing toegether.
The game of lotería in the Library’s collections / El juego de lotería en las colecciones de la Biblioteca del Congreso.
Seeing, hearing, and reading Ralph Ellison & Invisible Man in the Library’s collections.