Library of Congress

National Book Festival

Doreen Rappaport has written numerous award-winning books for children, including: "Freedom Ship, The School Is Not White, Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.," a Caldecott Honor Book and Coretta Scott King Honor Book; and "John's Secret Dreams: The Life of John Lennon." She is the author of "Abe's Honest Words: The Life of Abraham Lincoln" (Hyperion, 2008), illustrated by Kadir Nelson and the latest biography in the "Big Words" series. She lives in upstate New York.

Previous National Book Festival Appearances

Doreen Rappaport