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Remembering Toni Morrison

Posted by: Wendi Maloney

This is a guest post by Guy Lamolinara of the Library’s Center for the Book. The loss of the incomparable writer Toni Morrison leaves a gaping hole in the literary landscape. Fortunately for us, before she died on Monday, she filled the world with prose that touched millions of readers worldwide. Through her novels, children’s …

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Eisner Winner! Library’s “Drawn to Purpose”

Posted by: Neely Tucker

"Drawn to Purpose: American Women Illustrators and Cartoonists," a lavishly illustrated study of the field written by Library curator Martha H. Kennedy, won the 2019 Eisner Award for the Best Comics-Related Book at San Diego's Comic-Con International this weekend. It was published by Library in association with the University of Mississippi Press.

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Pic of the Week: James Baldwin’s “Little Man, Little Man”

Posted by: Wendi Maloney

Aisha Karefa-Smart, James Baldwin’s niece, reads from a recently released edition of “Little Man, Little Man: A Story of Childhood,” the only children’s book Baldwin wrote, at a Library of Congress panel discussion on Feb. 28, 2019. Karefa-Smart, a D.C.-based author, wrote the book’s afterword. The book was originally written in 1971, when Baldwin was …