My mother is 75. And that means a lot. It means she’s lived over 27,000 days, which is a whole bunch of days. It means she remembers when watching television was for fancy people—a luxury. Same as running water. And electricity. She remembers the civil rights movement, the March on Washington, the death of Dr. […]
Carla Hayden, the Librarian of Congress, congratulates Amanda Gorman on her sensational poetry reading at the presidential inauguration and remembers a 2017 reading Gorman gave at the Library.
Charles W. Calhoun, a history professor and author, has used the Library’s collections for more than half a century in his work on studying late 19th century America.
Jason Reynolds, the National Ambassador for Children’s Literature, pens his December newsletter.
Jason Reynolds, the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, is staging a virtual tour of 13 schools around the country in the first two weeks of December 2020.
Joy Harjo, the first Native American to serve as the U.S. Poet Laureate, will serve a third term in the office, the Librarian of Congress announced today.
Jason Reynolds, the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, is back with the November edition of his monthly newsletter, Grab The Mic.
Jason Reynolds, the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, uses his October newsletter to how to learn during remote learning.
Colson Whitehead is the recipient of the 2020 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction.
The third major topic thread at the Library’s 20th National Book Festival is “Democracy in the 21st Century,” and will be explored by 21 authors in 13 programs.