Library of Congress

National Book Festival

Andrea Beaty says, “I was raised in southern Illinois in a town so small I knew everybody and their pets. And they all knew me. I was one of six kids, and we spent our summer days traipsing through the fields and forests hunting for adventure.” The author of “Happy Birthday, Madame Chapeau” (Abrams) started her career at a computer software company, eventually turned to writing and proclaims that her not-so-secret ambition is to star in a Broadway musical. Her books “Rosie Revere, Engineer” and “Iggy Peck, Architect” help to encourage young girls to pursue careers in STEM -- science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Previous National Book Festival Appearances

Andrea Beaty

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