Film, Video Judith Viorst: 2014 National Book Festival

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Judith Viorst: 2014 National Book Festival
Judith Viorst appears at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
Event Date
August 30, 2014
-  Judith Viorst has expressed herself through journalism, psychological research writings and literature. For her achievements, Viorst received the 2011 Foremother Award for Lifetime Achievement from the National Research Center for Women & Families. She has contributed to various fields of literature, including science books, adult fiction and nonfiction, musicals, poetry and children's books. Viorst is most famous for her children's literature, including the best-selling picture book "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day," which has sold more than 2 million copies. The "Alexander" series first began in 1972, but continues today with the newest release, "Alexander, Who's Trying His Best to Be the Best Boy Ever" (Athenaeum/Simon & Schuster). In this counterpart to her classic picture book, Alexander tries to quit the consequences of bad behavior (like being punished after eating a whole box of jelly donuts)but his craving for fun may hinder him from being the Best Boy Ever.
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Running Time
38 minutes 45 seconds
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