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Justice Sotomayor Joins Main Stage of 2018 Festival

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Photo by Elena Seibert

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor will launch her first children’s book, along with a young readers adaptation of her memoir, as part of the Main Stage lineup of authors at the 2018 National Book Festival, the Library of Congress announced today. Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden will interview Justice Sotomayor about her new book, “Turning Pages: My Life Story,” which tells about her childhood and her lifelong love of books.

A native of New York City, Justice Sotomayor was named to the U.S. Supreme Court in 2009, and had previously served as judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Main Stage authors this year will also include Madeleine Albright, Isabel Allende, Dave Eggers, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Jon Meacham and Amy Tan.

For more information, read the most recent news release.

2018 National Book Festival Poster Evokes Thrills and Discovery

Original art is once again part of this year’s Library of Congress National Book Festival as the design for the 2018 festival poster is being unveiled this week. The illustration was created by Gaby D’Alessandro, 31, a Dominican illustrator based in New York City. The poster includes a whimsical hot air balloon carrying a young […]

A Children’s Guide to the Book Festival from the Mensa Foundation

The Mensa Education & Research Foundation, founded in 1971, is a philanthropic, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization committed to the pursuit of excellence in human intelligence. The mission and strategic focus are directed at scholarships, education and awards. Each year, the Mensa Foundation gives away an average of $130,000 through a scholarship program run by 400 volunteers from coast […]

Poetry & Publicity : Festival Notes from a National Student Poet

The following is a guest post by 2016 National Student Poet Alum Joey Reisberg. The 2017 class of National Student Poets will perform at the National Book Festival on the LOC Town Square Stage between 2:05pm – 2:35pm. Come check out these talented students and hear them share their magnificent, original poetry. Nothing about the National Book […]

Support the 2017 Book Festival

(The following is a guest post from Sue Siegel, director of development at the Library of Congress.) To Stephen King, the master of horror, a truly frightening scenario is the emergence of a world of non-readers. King, a champion of literacy recognized by the Library of Congress, says that reading is critical to opening up […]

Children’s Guide to the 2016 National Book Festival

Hot off the press, the Children’s Guide to the 2016 National Book Festival is now available! This guide, developed with festival sponsor the Mensa Education and Research Foundation, is the definitive guide for kids and families to plan their day and maximize the fun at tomorrow’s event. Get insider tips and plan your festival schedule Learn […]