Collection Items

  • Film, Video
    Author Renée Watson Renée Watson read from and discussed the creation of her book, "Harlem's Little Blackbird: The Story of Florence Mills," with third grade students and compared the challenges she faced in her competitive career with those of her real-life protagonist, singer Florence Mills. The program in the Library's Young Readers Center was co-sponsored by the nonprofit literacy organization, EverybodyWinsDC.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Center for the Book
    • Date: 2014
  • Film, Video
    Author & Illustrator Jeff Kinney Jeff Kinney, author of the "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" series, talked to children about his career and how he became an illustrator of children's books. He talked about his newest book, "The Diary of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul."
    • Contributor: Kinney, Jeff
    • Date: 2014-10-21
  • Film, Video
    Author & Illustrator Jeff Kinney Jeff Kinney, author of the "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" series, talked to children about his career and how he became an illustrator of children's books. He talked about his newest book, "The Diary of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul."
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Center for the Book
    • Date: 2014
  • Film, Video
    Author Namwali Serpell Zambian writer Namwali Serpell read a short story from her book, participated in an interview, and took questions from the audience. Serpell also discussed her current research, challenges and opportunities in African literature.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Congress. African and Middle Eastern Division
    • Date: 2016
  • Film, Video
    Author Namwali Serpell Zambian writer Namwali Serpell read a short story from her book, participated in an interview, and took questions from the audience. Serpell also discussed her current research, challenges and opportunities in African literature.
    • Contributor: Serpell, Namwali
    • Date: 2016-03-14
  • Film, Video
    Author Makena Onjerika Kenyan writer Makena Onjerika spoke about her life and work. The event was co-sponsored by the Africa Society of the National Summit on Africa, the Caine Prize for African Writing, the Center for African Studies at Howard University, the Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice and the Department of English at Georgetown University.
    • Contributor: Onjerika, Makena
    • Date: 2019-03-14
  • Film, Video
    Author Molly Idle Molly Idle demonstrated her illustration techniques and read her most recent book in her Flora picture book series, "Flora and the Peacocks" in the Young Readers Center with preschoolers from the Senate Employee Child Care Center.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress
    • Date: 2016
  • Film, Video
    Author Molly Idle Molly Idle demonstrated her illustration techniques and read her most recent book in her Flora picture book series, "Flora and the Peacocks" in the Young Readers Center with preschoolers from the Senate Employee Child Care Center.
    • Contributor: Idle, Molly
    • Date: 2016-04-27
  • Film, Video
    Author Tope Folarin Tope Folarin read selections from his short story "Miracle" and was interviewed by the Library's Angel Batiste on the body of his work and on African contemporary literature.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Congress. African and Middle Eastern Division
    • Date: 2014
  • Film, Video
    Author Tope Folarin Tope Folarin read selections from his short story "Miracle" and was interviewed by the Library's Angel Batiste on the body of his work and on African contemporary literature.
    • Contributor: Folarin, Tope
    • Date: 2014-03-20
  • Film, Video
    Author Lidudumalingani Mqombothi Lidudumalingani Mqombothi read from his prize-winning short story "Memories We Lost" and participated in a moderated discussion with the Library's Laverne Page.
    • Contributor: Mqombothi, Lidudumalingani
    • Date: 2017-04-12
  • Film, Video
    Author Lidudumalingani Mqombothi Lidudumalingani Mqombothi read from his prize-winning short story "Memories We Lost" and participated in a moderated discussion with the Library's Laverne Page.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Congress. African and Middle Eastern Division
    • Date: 2017
  • Film, Video
    Author Renée Watson Renée Watson read from and discussed the creation of her book, "Harlem's Little Blackbird: The Story of Florence Mills," with third grade students and compared the challenges she faced in her competitive career with those of her real-life protagonist, singer Florence Mills. The program in the Library's Young Readers Center was co-sponsored by the nonprofit literacy organization, EverybodyWinsDC.
    • Contributor: Watson, Renée
    • Date: 2014-10-22
  • Film, Video
    Authors, Attribution & Integrity 4: The Importance of Moral Rights to Authors This panel offered perspectives on why authors value moral rights, which moral rights authors find most valuable and how they protect these rights. The discussion included authors' perspectives on whether moral rights have taken on new meaning in the digital environment and how uses of their creative works are fostered and/or challenged by emerging technologies. The official transcript of this event has been published...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress
    • Date: 2016
  • Film, Video
    Authors Nnedi Okorafor & Mehrdokht Amini Children's African Book Award winners Nnedi Okorafor and Mehrdokht Amini brought their children's book, "Chicken in the Kitchen," to the Young Readers Center where third grade students learned about African culture and how the author and illustrator created this comical adventure story.
    • Contributor: Okorafor, Nnedi - Amini, Mehrdokht
    • Date: 2016-10-16
  • Film, Video
    Authors Nnedi Okorafor & Mehrdokht Amini Children's African Book Award winners Nnedi Okorafor and Mehrdokht Amini brought their children's book, "Chicken in the Kitchen," to the Young Readers Center where third grade students learned about African culture and how the author and illustrator created this comical adventure story.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress
    • Date: 2016
  • Film, Video
    Conversation with Author André Aciman Best-selling author André Aciman discusses his critically acclaimed novel, "Call Me By Your Name." Set in Italy during the 1980s, the novel and film follow the coming-of-age love story of 17-year-old Elio and 24-year-old graduate student Oliver. Aciman discusses the success of the book and the movie, the possibility of a sequel and reaction from readers.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress
    • Date: 2018
  • Film, Video
    Conversation with Author André Aciman Best-selling author André Aciman discusses his critically acclaimed novel, "Call Me By Your Name." Set in Italy during the 1980s, the novel and film follow the coming-of-age love story of 17-year-old Elio and 24-year-old graduate student Oliver. Aciman discusses the success of the book and the movie, the possibility of a sequel and reaction from readers.
    • Contributor: Encina, Roswell - Aciman, André
    • Date: 2018-06-06
  • Film, Video
    Authors, Attribution & Integrity 2: The US Perspective This panel provided an overview of the current state of protection of moral rights in the United States, including discussion of the patchwork approach of federal and state laws, as well as judicial opinions. The official transcript of this event has been published by the George Mason Journal of International Commercial Law. The citation is "Symposium, Authors, Attribution and Integrity: Examining Moral Rights in...
    • Contributor: Adler, Allan - Crabtree-Ireland, Duncan - Yu, Peter K. - Osterreicher, Mickey - Schultz, Aurelia J.
    • Date: 2016-04-18
  • Film, Video
    Children's Author & Illustrator Hervé Tullet As part of his U.S. tour, renowned French illustrator Hervé Tullet engaged preschoolers at the Library's Young Readers Center and introduced his new picture book, "Mix it Up" with an interactive story time.
    • Contributor: Tullet, Hervé
    • Date: 2014-11-10
  • Film, Video
    Children's Author & Illustrator Hervé Tullet As part of his U.S. tour, renowned French illustrator Hervé Tullet engaged preschoolers at the Library's Young Readers Center and introduced his new picture book, "Mix it Up" with an interactive story time.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Center for the Book
    • Date: 2014
  • Film, Video
    Author's Gala: National Book Festival 2015 National Book Festival Author's Gala at the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Alexander, Kwame - Erdrich, Louise - Wulf, Andrea - McCullough, David - Billington, James H. - Rubenstein, David - Atkinson, Rick
    • Date: 2015-09-04
  • Film, Video
    National Book Festival Author Talk: Dhonielle Clayton New York Times bestselling author of The Belles series Dhonielle Clayton talks about coming to the 2022 Library of Congress National Book Festival and "Blackout: A Novel."
    • Contributor: Clayton, Dhonielle
    • Date: 2022-09-03
  • Film, Video
    National Book Festival Author Talk: Leslie Jordan Actor and author Leslie Jordan talks coming to the 2022 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C. and his performing, writing and social media career.
    • Contributor: Jordan, Leslie
    • Date: 2022-09-03
  • Film, Video
    National Book Festival Author Talk: Xochitl Gonzalez Author and Brooklyn native Xochitl Gonzalez talks about coming to the 2022 Library of Congress National Book Festival and her New York Times bestselling debut book, "Olga Dies Dreaming: A Novel."
    • Contributor: Gonzalez, Xochitl
    • Date: 2022-09-03