Our ongoing celebration of the Library of Congress National Book Festival continues with Joy Harjo's opening performance as U.S. Poet Laureate in September 2019. The event, part of the National Book Festival Presents series, took place in the Library's Coolidge Auditorium.
Welcome to the first installment in our daily celebration of the Library of Congress National Book Festival! In the weeks, perhaps months, to come, we will roll out an assortment of author talks, bringing you highlights from the Festival and our new year-long series, National Book Festival Presents. Today, we begin with world renowned chef and author José Andrés on the Main Stage at the 2019 National Book Festival.
In anticipation of the 2020 Walter Awards on Friday, March 13, we asked author and emcee Grace Lin a few questions about the significance of the Walter Awards and her insights regarding diversity in children's literature.