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Thank you to the 2015 National Book Festival Sponsors!

Co-Chairman, National Book Festival Board

David M. Rubenstein

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Charter Sponsors

AARP

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million. Our members form a vigorous national volunteer community participating in programs such as AARP Foundation Experience Corps, which engages adult tutors to improve K-3 student literacy in disadvantaged schools. A trusted source for education and information, AARP offers book recommendations and reviews on aarp.org and in AARP The Magazine, one of the world’s largest-circulating magazines. AARP also publishes books on a range of topics including career, travel, family, caregiving, cooking, health, personal finance and technology. Check out listings at the AARP Bookstore. AARP envisions a society in which all people live with dignity and purpose, and fulfill their goals and dreams. With a mission to enhance the quality of life for all as we age, AARP champions positive social change and contributes to society through advocacy, information and service. AARP believes that no one’s possibilities should be limited by their age. Explore the possibilities at possibilities.aarp.org (external link).

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Institute of Museum and Library Services

The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 35,000 museums. Our mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning and cultural and civic engagement. Our grant making, policy development and research help libraries and museums deliver valuable services that make it possible for communities and individuals to thrive. To learn more, visit www.imls.gov (external link) and follow us on Facebook (external link) and Twitter (external link).

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The Washington Post

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Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo is committed to making a real difference in education by maintaining an active involvement with our public education system, arguably the most important institution in our country. Wells Fargo believes financial success begins with a foundation of strong reading and math skills in early education. Through its foundation’s support and volunteer efforts that focus on improving childhood reading literacy, it hopes to instill the importance these critical skills play in the long-term success of the children it meets through its volunteer programs.

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Patrons

The James Madison Council

The James Madison Council’s mission is to bring the world's largest and most inclusive collection of human knowledge and creativity, the Library of Congress, to people all over the country and the world. The Council, the Library's first private-sector advisory council in its 215-year history, comprises individuals who are visionaries, champions and ambassadors on the Library's behalf. The Council is pleased to support the 15th anniversary Library of Congress National Book Festival in honor of the Council chair and National Book Festival Board co-chairman, David M. Rubenstein, and festival founders first lady Laura Bush and Librarian of Congress James H. Billington.

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National Endowment for the Arts

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has supported the Library of Congress National Book Festival since the festival’s inception in 2001 by helping to bring in distinguished authors of poetry and prose, including NEA Literature Fellowship recipients. NEA is proud to continue celebrating literature with the festival in 2015. NEA Literature Fellowships represent the NEA’s most direct investment in American creativity. The goal of the fellowship program is to encourage the production of new work and allow writers the time and means to write. For almost 50 years, the Arts Endowment has awarded $46 million to more than 3,000 writers and translators, including many of the most acclaimed writers of American literature. The NEA is an independent federal agency that funds, promotes and strengthens the creative capacity of our communities by providing all Americans with diverse opportunities for arts participation. Learn more about the NEA and NEA Literature Fellowships at www.arts.gov (external link),

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Contributors

Jacqueline B. Mars

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National Geographic

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Scholastic Inc.

Scholastic is the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books and is known throughout the world for making reading accessible to children through school-based book clubs and book fairs, and for outstanding content such as Harry Potter and The Hunger Games. Schools also rely on Scholastic for customized, comprehensive education solutions, including digital and print classroom magazines, Guided Reading and professional learning. With a 95-year history of service to schools and families, Scholastic continues to carry out its commitment to "Open a World of Possible" for all children. Learn more at www.scholastic.com (external link).

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WAMU 88.5 FM

WAMU 88.5 is the leading public radio station for NPR news and information in the greater Washington, D.C., area. It is member-supported, professionally staffed and licensed to American University. The station's 24-hour format blends a unique mixture of news, public affairs talk programming and traditional American music. Home to a team of award-winning local reporters and acclaimed talk radio hosts such as Diane Rehm and Kojo Nnamdi, WAMU 88.5 offers comprehensive coverage of local, national and international events. During the week, WAMU 88.5 focuses on news and information with the Diane Rehm Show, the Kojo Nnamdi Show and programming from NPR, PRI, APM and the BBC. Weekends offer listeners a variety of news, entertainment and traditional American music with internationally recognized hosts Rob Bamberger and Ed Walker.

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Friends

C-SPAN2's Book TV

All weekend, every weekend, join Book TV for the latest nonfiction books and authors in biography, history, current events, the media and more. Book TV brings book festivals, author discussions, readings, panels and book events from across the country to its viewers. Book TV will be live from the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival with author panels, viewer call-ins and other events. For schedules and information about Book TV on C-SPAN2, visit www.booktv.org (external link).

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Georgetown University Department of Spanish & Portuguese

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Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction

The fourth annual Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction, co-sponsored by the University of Alabama School of Law and the ABA Journal, will be presented on Sept. 3, 2015, in Washington, D.C., in conjunction with the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

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The Hay-Adams

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Inter-American Development Bank

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The Junior League of Washington

The Junior League of Washington is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. For more information, visit www.jlw.org (external link).

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Susan C. Lehrman

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Mathematical Sciences Research Institute with Support from Board Chair Roger A. Strauch

The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) is one of the world’s preeminent centers for collaborative research. MSRI’s topic-focused programs bring together over 1,500 emerging and leading minds in mathematics each year, in an environment that promotes creativity and the interchange of ideas. MSRI is an international leader in basic research, mathematics education, and the public understanding of mathematics. Public programs include Mathical and the National Math Festival. Visit MSRI at www.mrsi.org (external link).

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Mensa Education and Research Foundation

The Mensa Foundation is a philanthropic, nonprofit organization committed to the pursuit of excellence in human intelligence; the mission and strategic focus are directed at scholarships, education and awards. An appreciation of books and reading, of course, is a vital part of that mission and focus. That appreciation is manifested in many ways, including the Mensa Foundation's Excellence in Reading program, its MensaForKids.org website and its scholarly Mensa Research Journal -- all award-winning enterprises. Now a Library of Congress Reading Promotion Partner, the Mensa Foundation has provided the Children's Guide to the Festival for the Library and the Eye Spy activity for the Festival poster. Learn more at www.mensafoundation.org (external link).

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Mexican Cultural Institute

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National Endowment for the Humanities

The National Endowment for the Humanities promotes excellence in the humanities through grants supporting research, education, preservation and public programs. NEH proudly supports the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival by providing funds to the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress for its festival-related activities and by funding participation in the Pavilion of the States by 12 humanities-based state centers for the book. Visit www.neh.gov (external link).

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Embassy of Peru

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Small Press Expo (SPX)

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For information on sponsoring the National Book Festival call (202) 707-2777 or e-mail devofc@loc.gov

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