Pennsylvania: The Other Side
Listen to members of Congress read from their favorite books for young people in "Read Around the States." Each video includes an interview with the author, in association with an affiliate of the Library of Congress Center for the Book. Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon of Pennsylvania's 5th Congressional District reads from Jacqueline Woodson's "The Other Side," illustrated by E.B. Lewis. Karla Schmit, head of...
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Colson Whitehead's New York
Colson Whitehead, 2020 recipient of the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction, talks with Rocco Staino, director of New York's Empire Center for the Book. The two-time Pulitzer winner talks about growing up in New York, where he continues to live, and how it has influenced his writing.
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Rediscovering Eleanor Roosevelt
David Michaelis' new book "Eleanor" is a biography of America's longest-serving first lady. Much of its research was conducted in the Library's Manuscript Division, including the papers of the NAACP and the National Women's Trade League, as well as the personal papers of Kermit and Belle Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt Jr. and Edith Bolling Galt Wilson, second wife of President Wilson. Colleen Shogan, senior vice...
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Ohio: American Moonshot
Listen to members of Congress read from their favorite books for young people in "Read Around the States." Each video includes an interview with the author, in association with an affiliate of the Library of Congress Center for the Book Affiliate. Rep. Bob Latta of Ohio's 5th Congressional District reads from Douglas Brinkley's "American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race." Don...
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Arkansas: Lucky to Live in Arkansas
Listen to members of Congress read from their favorite books for young people in "Read Around the States." Each video includes an interview with the author, in association with an affiliate of the Library of Congress Center for the Book. Rep. French Hill of Arkansas' 2nd Congressional District reads from Kate Jerome's "Lucky to Live in Arkansas." Jerome talks with Jennifer Chilcoat and Ruth...
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Maine: The Circus Ship
Listen to members of Congress read from their favorite books for young people in "Read Around the States." Each video includes an interview with the author, in association with an affiliate of the Library of Congress Center for the Book. Rep. Chellie Pingree of Maine's 1st Congressional District reads from "The Circus Ship" by Chris Van Dusen." Hayden Anderson, executive director of the Maine...
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Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft & Mary Shelley
Award-winning author Charlotte Gordon discussed her biography of Mary Shelley and her mother, Mary Wollstonecraft, entitled "Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley." She then has a conversation with Washington Post columnist Michael Dirda. Gordon recently authored the introduction to the anniversary re-issue of Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein." This event was made possible through the support of the John Y. Cole...
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2018 National Collegiate Book Collecting Awards Ceremony
Established in 2005, the National Collegiate Book Collecting Contest recognizes outstanding book collecting efforts by college and university students and encourages young collectors to become accomplished bibliophiles. Competitions are held at more than three dozen colleges and universities across the United States, and four winners are selected. Cosponsored with the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America, Fellowship of American Bibliophilic Societies and the Groiler Club.
2018 Americas Awards
Ibi Zoboi, author of "American Street," and Duncan Tonatiuh, author and illustrator of "Danza! Amalia Hernández and El Ballet Folklórico de México" were awardded the 2018 Americas Award for Children's and Young-Adult Literature at the annual award presentation. The awards are presented annually to authors of U.S. works of fiction, poetry, folklore or selected non-fiction that authentically portray Latin America, the Caribbean, or Latinos...
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2018 Library of Congress Literacy Awards
Through its Library of Congress Literacy Awards, the Library celebrates literacy organizations and the dedicated people who, through passion and hard work, bring education and literacy to an unprecedented number of people around the globe. Winners of the 2018 awards were Reading Is Fundamental, Washington, D.C. (David M. Rubenstein Prize), East Side Community School, New York City (American Prize) and Instituto Pedagógico para Problemas...
Studio Ghibli writer, producer and director Kihara Hirokatsu discussed his experience in Japanese anime production and the inspirations for his latest projects. "Anime for All" was a celebration of east-Asian culture, mythology, pop culture and inspiration. It showcased Japanese storytelling traditions that have been transformed into modern day forms of art and sought to illuminate how Japan's ancient history has played a significant role...
Imagination Library Story Time: The Gruffalo
Especially for children up to age 5, this program will feature "The Gruffalo," written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler. This program is presented by the Library of Congress and Dolly Parton's Imagination Library.
Letters About Literature 1: What Is a Letter?
The first of four videos for the Letters About Literature writing contest. This segment introduces students to letter writing by defining what a letter is, the different types of letters, and the parts of a letter.
Imagination Library Story Time: Llama Llama
Especially for children up to age 5, this program will feature two books: "Llama Llama Red Pajama" and "Llama Llama and the Bully Goat." This program is presented by the Library of Congress and Dolly Parton's Imagination Library.