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Best of the National Book Festival: Jewell Parker Rhodes (2018) and Angie Thomas (2017)

Posted by: Anne Holmes

Our ongoing celebration of the Library of Congress National Book Festival continues today with two selections: Jewell Parker Rhodes discussing "Ghost Boy" on the Children's Green stage at the 2018 Festival, and Angie Thomas discussing "The Hate U Give" on the Teen stage at the 2017 Festival. This post includes prompts for writing and thinking that young readers, families and teachers can use to explore the authors and the authors' work; prompts for Rhodes's presentation are recommended for ages 7-12, and prompts for Thomas's presentation are recommended for ages 13+.