TITLE: Tamora Pierce: 2013 National Book Festival
SPEAKER: Tamora Pierce
EVENT DATE: 2013/09/22
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 33 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript (link will open in a new window)
Tamora Pierce appears at the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival.
Speaker Biography: Tamora Pierce says she grew up poor, "but we always had a lot of books. Books are still the main yardstick by which I measure true wealth." Her family struggled, and Pierce struggled for a long time before she could earn a living as a writer. She became well-known when she published her first series, "The Song of the Lioness." This year, Pierce received the Margaret A. Edwards Award from the American Library Association for her "lasting and significant contribution to young adult literature." Her new novel is "Battle Magic."
SERIES: National Book Festival 2013