The Library of Congress, in collaboration with the Children’s Book Council (CBC) and Every Child a Reader, will inaugurate the new National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature on Tuesday, Jan. 9, at 10:30 a.m. in the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building in Washington, D.C.
Step behind the camera with the photographers who fought against child labor. Build a timeline that traces African Americans’ journey toward freedom. Discover how Congress has been involved in the expansion of voting rights throughout U.S. history.
Beginning on Friday, November 17, students are able to do all these things and more using a set of three new free educational interactives, all of which make extensive use of the online collections of the Library of Congress.
In the October 2017 issue of Social Education, the journal of the National Council for the Social Studies, our & "Sources and Strategies" article features two manuscript documents from individuals with very different responses to the armistice that ended the major fighting of World War I.
Helen Keller had been eagerly writing since she had first gained the ability to do so several years before. Although an illness in her infancy had left her unable to see or hear, an inventive teacher, Annie Sullivan, introduced her to language, and soon she was reading and writing using braille and the assistance of interpreters.
During the last week of September, a number of organizations observe Banned Books Week, an annual celebration of the freedom to read. As the Library of Congress is currently commemorating the hundredth anniversary of U.S. involvement in World War I, this is an opportunity to explore a wave of book burnings in American towns that took place during the war.
Rick Riordan will be talking with students about his new book, “Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 3: The Ship of the Dead.” Tuesday, October 3, 2017 from 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM EDT, and will be streamed live from the Library of Congress in Washington, DC.
The Library of Congress invites you and your students to join a virtual program on a famous legal case that cleared the way for interracial marriage in the United States.
At this year's Jonah S. Eskin Memorial Program, Patricia Hruby Powell will speak about her new young people's book, “Loving vs. Virginia.” Hruby Powell's book features illustrations by Shadra Strickland.