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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

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!

Four people sit on chairs on a stage with a National Book Festival sign behind them. The four women include one teen in the far left, with three female authors sitting in the chairs next to her.

Apply for a High School Summer Internship at the Library of Congress!

A black and white photograph from 1942 of a Caucasian boy clutching his Japanese-American friend.

How Were Children Affected by World War II? Primary Sources of Youth Voices from Japanese-American Incarceration

Dr. Hayden sits on a stage decorated with a flag and nice chairs, interviewing a panel of six Black women authors

Celebrating Black Teen Love This Valentine’s Day: Reflection Questions and Writing Activities

Children wrapped up in blankets lying in deck chairs during a rest period in a classroom with open windows.

Open Air Schooling: A Pre-Pandemic Tradition

Headshot of author Meg Medina, a brown-haired woman wearing glasses, in a park

An interview with Meg Medina, the Eighth National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature

The cover of the book "“Merci Suárez Changes Gears” with a drawing of a girl sitting in front of a bike and the Newbery medal displayed on it.

Meet Meg Medina, the Library’s New Ambassador for Young People’s Literature

Six-year-old Ruby Bridges, thre

How Did Children Participate in the Civil Rights Movement?