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At the 2018 National Book Festival


  • Children's Green Stage
    Saturday, September 1
    11:50 am - 12:15 pm

"A Book That Shaped Me” is a summer writing contest that encourages rising fifth and sixth graders to reflect on a book that has had a personal impact on their lives. The contest is administered through local public library systems in the Mid-Atlantic region. Top winners will read their essays and be honored during this special program.

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