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2020 National Book Festival Highlights: Madeleine Albright

Posted by: Anne Holmes

Welcome to our ongoing celebration of the 2020 Library of Congress National Book Festival! We begin here with Madeleine Albright — Secretary of State under President Bill Clinton — who discloses in a candid conversation with her friend, festival Co-chairman David Rubenstein, that the title of her latest book, “Hell and Other Destinations,” comes from nothing so much as a pet peeve.

Dark-haired woman in a gray top, holding a stack of twelve books while she looks down at more books. Several people are behind her

Best of the National Book Festival: Kadir Nelson, 2011

Posted by: Anne Holmes

Our ongoing celebration of the Library of Congress National Book Festival continues with writer and illustrator Kadir Nelson discussing his young-adult book “Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans” on the Teens stage at the 2011 Festival. This post includes prompts for writing and thinking that young readers, families and teachers can use to explore the author and the author’s work—recommended for ages 8-12.