November 23, 2015 "Star Wars" Event to Feature Four Young People's Authors

Tony DiTerlizzi, Alexandra Bracken, Adam Gidwitz, Tom Angleberger to Appear

Press Contact: Jennifer Gavin (202) 707-1940
Public Contact: Karen Jaffe (202) 707-1951

Four best-selling authors for young people who have written new books based on the Star Wars saga will read aloud in a readers’ theater presentation from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 7, 2015, at the Library of Congress in its Coolidge Auditorium. The program, which will be followed by a book signing, is free of charge and open to the public, although seating will be limited. The auditorium is located on the ground floor of the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building at 10 First Street, S.E., Washington, D.C.

Authors speaking in the program, which is sponsored by the Library’s Young Readers Center, will be Tony DiTerlizzi, author of “Star Wars: The Adventures of Luke Skywalker, Jedi Knight”; Alexandra Bracken, author of “Star Wars: The Princess, the Scoundrel, and the Farm Boy”; Adam Gidwitz, author of “Star Wars: So You Want to Be a Jedi?” and Tom Angleberger, author of “Star Wars: Beware the Power of the Dark Side.”

The presentation will interweave portions of all the authors’ books into a single story and the presentation will be interactive, inviting participation from children chosen from the audience.

For more information about the event, contact Karen Jaffe, director of the Library’s Young Readers Center, at kjaf@loc.gov.

The new books are coming out in conjunction with the Dec. 18 release of the new movie “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” A short clip from the film will be shown as part of the readers’ theater event.

The Young Readers Center in the Library of Congress is dedicated to meeting the needs of readers under the age of 16. It offers a regular series of storytelling and other programs, as well as a non-circulating library of books for young people and child-friendly access to the Internet. It is administered by the Library’s Center for the Book.

The Library of Congress, the first-established U.S. federal cultural institution and the largest library in the world, holds more than 160 million items in various languages, disciplines, and formats. The Library seeks to spark imagination and creativity and to further human understanding and wisdom by providing access to knowledge through its magnificent collections, programs, publications and exhibitions. Many of the Library’s rich resources can be accessed through its website at www.loc.gov.

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PR 15-209
2015-11-23
ISSN 0731-3527