This post is by Caneisha Mills, the 2022-2023 Teacher-in-Residence at the Library of Congress. Mills has worked in education in Washington D.C. for over a decade, and was awarded the Gilder Lehrman Institute’s D.C. History Teacher of the Year Award in 2022. This post was originally published on the Teaching With the Library of Congress blog. […]
Special events for families and for middle & high school students at the Library and online.
From its earliest days in the late 18th century, hot air ballooning caught the public imagination. Large crowds watched balloon flights, and aeronauts became celebrities. All balloonists were incredibly brave. Risking injury and even death with every ascent only added to their glamour and fame. The fliers, inventors and scientists involved in early balloon flights […]
A fascination with flight dates back millennia. The allure of the air is evident in the mythological story of Icarus, the designs of Leonardo da Vinci and in the long history of kite flying. The Wright brothers are world famous as the inventors of the first successful plane. What’s less well known is how other […]
This post was written by Monica Valentine, Program Specialist in the Library’s Center for Literacy, Learning and Engagement 1968 was a turbulent year. Dr. Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy were assassinated, and protest movements echoed across the world. The summer Olympics in Mexico City were no exception to this backdrop. During the medal ceremony, […]
This newsletter is the latest in a series from Jason Reynolds, the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. It was originally published on the Library of Congress blog. It’s been a long time and I apologize for my absence. But I’ve been writing and reading and thinking, and reading some more, and writing some more. Oh, and sweating. […]
This blog post was written with input from our Youth Advisory Council. “I thought research was just about writing papers. Now, I know I can do so much more” -Youth Advisory Council member Last year, we posted asking for your help to develop a space for kids and families – and you came through! We […]
This post was written by Abigail Sears, Sabrina Solomon and Mihir Kelkar, teen summer interns in the Library’s Informal Learning Office. This is the second of two teen-written blogs for the National Book Festival. To access the first, click here. The National Book Festival strives to represent diverse authors and experiences. At this year’s festival, […]
This post was written by Abigail Sears, Sabrina Solomon and Mihir Kelkar, teen summer interns in the Library’s Informal Learning Office. As we near the date of the first in-person National Book Festival (NBF) since 2019, teen interns are here and excited to share background information and behind-the-scenes looks at some of the authors featured […]
A guide for families to visiting the National Book Festival – onsite and online.