March 18, 2018

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Rain Fails To Deter Fans at the 2017 National Book Festival

A rainy Labor Day weekend in Washington, DC, didn’t seem to affect the turnout at the 17th annual National Book Festival, which drew booklovers of all ages as well as political statements from authors.

Children’s Book Creators and Librarians Flock to 2015 National Book Festival

National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Kate DiCamillo, Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, and Newbery Medalist Kwame Alexander were among the 170 authors at the National Book Festival held on September 5 at the District of Columbia’s Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

Gene Luen Yang Rouses the Crowd at DC National Book Festival

SLJ goes to this year’s National Book Festival in Washington, DC, and several changes were afoot. But one thing was clear—Gene Luen Yang’s stirring speech about diversity left an indelible mark.

Authors Celebrated at National Book Festival

Torrential downpours did not dampen the crowd’s enthusiasm for the over one hundred authors and illustrators who participated in the Library of Congress’s 13th annual National Book Festival on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., this weekend. Hundreds of attendees jammed the festival tents to see and hear such favorite authors as Richard Peck, Katherine Paterson, Phyllis Naylor Reynolds, Oliver Jeffers, Veronica Roth, and Jon Klassen.

Fans Fete Kinney, Green at DC’s National Book Fest

More than 200,000 book lovers streamed onto the National Mall in Washington, DC, this weekend to attend the 12th annual National Book Festival, where children and YA authors from Jeff Kinney to John Green drew huge crowds of kids who lined up for autographs and brought gifts, letters, and cookies for some of their favorite writers.