The Américas Award: Bringing Literature to Life with Primary Sources
On Friday, September 18th, 2015, the Library of Congress hosted the Américas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature. The award, co-sponsored with the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs, recognizes work that "authentically and engagingly portrays Latin Americans, Caribbeans, or Latinos in the United States." These diverse stories can be highlighted and brought to life through the use of primary sources.
Smokey Robinson at Gershwin's Piano
Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden chats with Smokey Robinson, recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, as the singer-songwriter sits at the piano of George Gerswhin at the Library of Congress.
The Civil Rights History Project: Primary Sources and Oral History
History is most fascinating when we feel connected to the people who lived in the past. One way to pique student interest is by using primary sources from the Library of Congress -- letters, photographs, and oral histories -- that document real people's lives. The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress recently launched the Civil Rights History Project, a digitized collection of...