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  • Film, Video
    Archiving the National Book Festival Saraya Flaig and Sally Johnson, 2020 Junior Fellows in the signature program office, discuss their project of archiving the Library of Congress National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Johnson, Sally - Flaig, Saraya
    • Date: 2020-07-01
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    Laura Bush: National Book Festival 2020 Laura Bush is a former first lady of the United States and co-founder of the National Book Festival. She is also a former librarian. Her recent book is "Our Great Big Backyard" (HarperCollins).
    • Contributor: Bush, Laura
    • Date: 2020-09-26
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    Reinventing the Festival: National Book Festival 2020 To talk about the ways this book festival and so many others are having to reimagine themselves in the age of COVID-19 and the virtual world, Marie Arana (literary director of the Library of Congress and the National Book Festival) joins Peter Florence (founder of the Hay Festival), Cristina Fuentes La Roche (executive director of the Hay Festival), Mitchell Kaplan (co-founder of the Miami...
    • Contributor: Kaplan, Mitch - Florence, Peter - Fuentes La Roche, Cristina - Arana, Marie - Kim, Lois
    • Date: 2020-09-26
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    Citizen DJ: National Book Festival 2020 In the summer of 2020, hip hop education not-for-profits Solidarity Studios, Class Act Detroit, and Preserving, Archiving, & Teaching Hip Hop, Inc. used Citizen DJ to make beats with sounds from Library of Congress archives. In the spirit of the re-mix, the American Folklife Center and LC Labs commissioned DJ Kid Koala to compose a DJ set from these beats representing artists of all...
    • Contributor: Dobbins, Rashard - Reyes, Anthony Tonik - Fenn, John - Rhyes, Lecroy Mr. Lee - Cesar, Dj Antonio - Scherer, Natalie Lewis - Glover, Alyssa - Glover, Alena - Koala, Kid - Foo, Brian
    • Date: 2020-09-25
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    Mike Curato: National Book Festival 2020 Award-winning author and illustrator Mike Curato draws on his own experiences in "Flamer" (Henry Holt), his debut graphic novel, telling a difficult story with humor, compassion and love. At summer camp, as Aiden Navarro navigates friendships, deals with bullies and spends time with a kindred spirit, Elias, he finds he can't stop thinking about Elias.
    • Contributor: Curato, Mike
    • Date: 2020-09-25
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    Megan McDonald: National Book Festival 2020 In "Stink and the Hairy, Scary Spider" (Candlewick), the author of the popular Judy Moody and Stink series, Megan McDonald, now gives us a story about Stink's spider phobia, which spurs his sister, Judy, and friend Webster to try some desensitization techniques-until a real-life encounter takes them by surprise.
    • Contributor: McDonald, Megan
    • Date: 2020-09-25
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    K.A. Holt: National Book Festival 2020 From the author of "Rhyme Schemer," "House Arrest" and "Knockout!," K.A. Holt's "BenBee and the Teacher Griefer" (Chronicle) is a funny, clever novel-in-verse series about Ben Bellows-- who failed the Language Arts section of the Florida State test--and three classmates who get stuck in a summer school class. Their teacher tells them they're simply divergent thinkers, kids who think differently.
    • Contributor: Holt, K.A
    • Date: 2020-09-25
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    Dan Brown: National Book Festival 2020 The bestselling author of "The Da Vinci Code," Dan Brown, makes his picture book debut with "Wild Symphony" (Rodale), a mindful, humorous, musical and uniquely entertaining book that features conductor Maestro Mouse.
    • Contributor: Brown, Dan
    • Date: 2020-09-25
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    Mario Livio: National Book Festival 2020 In "Galileo: And the Science Deniers" (Simon & Schuster), astrophysicist and successful popularizer of science and mathematics Mario Livio offers a fresh interpretation of the life of Galileo Galilei, one of history's great and most fascinating scientists, shedding new light on Galileo's discoveries and recounting the challenges he faced from science deniers.
    • Contributor: Livio, Mario
    • Date: 2020-09-26
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    Katherine Eban: National Book Festival 2020 From award-winning journalist Katherine Eban, "Bottle of Lies: The Inside Story of the Generic Drug Boom" (Ecco) is an explosive narrative investigation of the generic drug boom that reveals fraud and life-threatening dangers on a global scale, achieving for the pharmaceutical industry what Upton Sinclair's "The Jungle" did for the meatpacking industry.
    • Contributor: Eban, Katherine
    • Date: 2020-09-26
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    Sabaa Tahir: National Book Festival 2020 Taking place years before Sabaa Tahir's bestselling series, "An Ember in the Ashes," "A Thief Among the Trees" (Archaia) is a standalone original graphic novel and a prequel to all that follows. The novel concerns three young military recruits: Elias, Helene and Tavi, during their brutal training as soldiers for the Martial Empire.
    • Contributor: Tahir, Sabaa
    • Date: 2020-09-25
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    Peter H. Reynolds: National Book Festival 2020 "Be You!" (Orchard) is a joyful reminder of the ways that every child is unique and special, from the beloved creator of "The Dot," "Happy Dreamer," bestseller "The Word Collector" and "I Am One: A Book of Action" (Abrams), a book launching at the Festival. In "Be You!" Peter H. Reynolds reminds readers to "be your own work of art." To be patient, persistent...
    • Contributor: Reynolds, Peter H.
    • Date: 2020-09-25
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    Mo Willems: National Book Festival 2020 The bestselling author and illustrator Mo Willems, winner of three Caldecott Awards and creator of the Pigeon series as well as Elephant & Piggie, talks to Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden about his creative process and the "garden" that inspires his stories and his art. He launches "An Elephant & Piggie Biggie! Volume 3" (Hyperion) and "Unlimited Squirrels: I Want to Sleep Under the...
    • Contributor: Willems, MO - Hayden, Carla
    • Date: 2020-09-25
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    Sarah Scoles: National Book Festival 2020 In "They Are Already Here: UFO Culture and Why We See Saucers" (Pegasus), veteran science writer Sarah Scoles gives us an anthropological glimpse into the UFO community. Scoles tells of her experiences with researchers -- believers in space alien visitations as well as skeptics -- as they pursue mysteries, both terrestrial and cosmic.
    • Contributor: Scoles, Sarah
    • Date: 2020-09-26
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    Gene Luen Yang: National Book Festival 2020 In "Dragon Hoops" (First Second),bestselling graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang turns the spotlight on his life, his family, basketball and the high school where he teaches. In "Superman Smashes the Klan" (DC Comics), a Chinese-American teenager awakens to find his house surrounded by the Klan of the Fiery Kross. Naturally, Superman leaps to the family's help, but a mysterious green rock has left him...
    • Contributor: Yang, Gene Luen
    • Date: 2020-09-25
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    Ann Druyan: National Book Festival 2020 In "Cosmos: Possible Worlds" (National Geographic), the sequel to Carl Sagan's blockbuster "Cosmos" -- written by Sagan's widow and collaborator, Ann Druyan -- we continue an electrifying journey through space and time, connecting with worlds billions of miles away and envisioning a future of science tempered with wisdom.
    • Contributor: Druyan, Ann
    • Date: 2020-09-26
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    Salman Rushdie: National Book Festival 2020 A satire about the world we live in, Salman Rushdie's latest novel "Quichotte" (Random House) pays Miguel de Cervantes a great, clever compliment with this Don Quixote for modern times. This postmodern dystopian tale tackles everything from global warming to the rise of white supremacism to the opioid crisis -- all the ills of our contemporary society.
    • Contributor: Rushdie, Salman
    • Date: 2020-09-26
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    Téa Obreht: National Book Festival 2020 With "Inland" (Random House), Téa Obreht, the bestselling author of "The Tiger's Wife," returns in what Entertainment Weekly called "a bracingly epic and imaginatively mythic journey across the American West." Interview by Ron Charles, fiction critic of The Washington Post.
    • Contributor: Charles, Ron - Obreht, Téa
    • Date: 2020-09-26
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    Insect World: National Book Festival 2020 Edward D. Melillo, "The Butterfly Effect: Insects and the Making of the Modern World" (Knopf), appears in conversation with Wendy Williams, "The Language of Butterflies: How Thieves, Hoarders, Scientists and Other Obsessives Unlocked the Secrets of the World's Favorite Insect" (Simon & Schuster). Amherst professor Melillo gives us an insightful, entertaining dive in the fruitful, centuries-long relationship between humans and insects, while Williams --...
    • Contributor: Palca, Joe - Williams, Wendy - Melillo, Edward D.
    • Date: 2020-09-26
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    John Grisham: National Book Festival 2020 The first winner of the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction (2009), John Grisham is America's most popular writer of legal thrillers. "The Guardians" (Doubleday) is his hair-raising thriller about wrongful convictions. "Camino Winds" (Doubleday) is a light-hearted novel about a murder investigation undertaken by a bookseller.
    • Contributor: Grisham, John
    • Date: 2020-09-26
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    Veronica Chambers: National Book Festival 2020 In "Finish the Fight!: The Brave and Revolutionary Women Who Fought for the Right to Vote" (Versify), Veronica Chambers tells about the women who were at the forefront of the fight to claim their right to vote 100 years ago. That includes Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, of course, but also many others you may never have heard about and women from...
    • Contributor: Chambers, Veronica
    • Date: 2020-09-25
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    Walter Isaacson: National Book Festival 2020 Walter Isaacson is the author of many bestselling biographies, including "Kissinger," "Benjamin Franklin: An American Life," "Einstein: His Life and Universe," "Steve Jobs" and, most recently, "Leonardo da Vinci" (Simon & Schuster). He here speaks about the elements of ingenuity, especially his subjects' most powerful, nurturing gift -- that of the imagination.
    • Contributor: Isaacson, Walter
    • Date: 2020-09-26
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    Robert Pinsky: National Book Festival 2020 Robert Pinsky served an unprecedented three terms as the Poet Laureate. Founder of the Favorite Poem Project, he teaches at Boston University and is the editor, most recently, of the anthology "The Mind Has Cliffs of Fall: Poems at the Extremes of Feeling" (Norton). He here reads "Instrument," a poem from his collection "At the Foundling Hospital."
    • Contributor: Pinsky, Robert
    • Date: 2020-09-26
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    Tracy K. Smith: National Book Festival 2020 Tracy K. Smith served as the 22nd Poet Laureate of the United States from 2017 to 2019 and is now chair of the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University. A Pulitzer Prize winner for her 2011 collection, "Life on Mars," she here reads "The United States Welcomes You" from her latest collection of poetry, "Wade in the Water: Poems" (Graywolf). Her recent...
    • Contributor: Smith, Tracy K.
    • Date: 2020-09-26
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    Juan Felipe Herrera: National Book Festival 2020 Juan Felipe Herrera was the 21st United States Poet Laureate from 2015 to 2017 and the first Hispanic poet to serve in the position. His newest poetry collection, which is launching at this festival, is "Every Day We Get More Illegal" (City Lights). He reads from it here in the poem "Color Tense (a fracture of power and paradigm)."
    • Contributor: Herrera, Juan Felipe
    • Date: 2020-09-26