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Brian Floca is the author and illustrator of “Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11,” “Lightship,” “The Racecar Alphabet” and, most recently, “Locomotive” (Atheneum/Simon & Schuster). His books have received three Robert F. Sibert Honor awards, an Orbis Pictus Award, a selection on The New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books list and a silver medal from the Society of Illustrators. Floca often employs extensive research for his work. “Writers don’t only write what they know, as the familiar advice goes. Writers also write what they want to know.”

Previous National Book Festival Appearances

Brian Floca