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    Book Discussion on The President Has Been Shot!

    James Swanson talked about his book, The President Has Been Shot!: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy, in which he details the assassination of the 35th president. He spoke at the…

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    Book Discussion on The Remarkable Ronald Reagan

    Susan Allen, the former first lady of Virginia, talked about her book, The Remarkable Ronald Reagan: Cowboy and Commander in Chief, a children’s book on the life of President Ronald…

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    Book Discussion on Dot.Complicated and Dot.

    Randi Zuckerberg talked about her forthcoming book adult book, Dot Complicated: Untangling Our Wired Lives and children’s book, Dot.. She was interviewed at Book Expo America, the…

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    Book Discussion on Don't Forget, God Bless Our Troops

    Jill Biden talked about her children’s book about a girl whose father has gone off to war. The story was inspired by Mrs. Biden’s granddaughter, Natalie. During…

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    Book Discussion on What Color Is My World?

    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar talked about his children’s book, What Color Is My World?: The Lost History of African-American Inventors, and responded to telephone calls and electronic…

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    Book Discussion on Tales for Little Rebels

    Julia Mickenberg talked about the book she co-edited, Tales for Little Rebels: A Collection of Radical Children’s Literature. The collection reflects the concerns of twentieth-century…

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    Book Discussion on Ladder to the Moon

    Maya Soetoro-Ng, President Obama’s sister, presented her children’s book, Ladder to the Moon, to children at the Tenley-Friendship Library in Washington, D.C.…

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    Book Discussion on Cappy Tail's Capitol Tales

    Cheryl Barnes talked about her children’s book Cappy Tail’s Capitol Tales. Cappy Tail is a squirrel who lives in the United States Capitol and gives a tour of the famous rooms,…

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    Diversity in Children's and Young Adult Publishing

    Panelists discussed the problem of creating greater racial diversity in the production of children’s literature. Wade Hudson moderated.
    Jerry Craft is the author ofMamma’s…

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    Book Discussion on FDR's Alphabet Soup

    Tonya Bolden talked about her book for middle-school children, FDR’s Alphabet Soup: New Deal America 1932-1939 (Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2010). Ms. Bolden’s book…

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    Book Discussion on The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain

    Peter Sis talked about his illustrated book, The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007). This Caldecott Honor Book for ages 8 and older is an account of…

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    Judy Blume Interview

    Judy Blume talked about her career, including how she became a writer and her writing techniques. Topics included her fans and her sometimes controversial children’s…

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    Book Discussion on Julie Andrews' Collection of Poems, Songs, and Lullabies

    Julie Andrews and her daughter, Emma Walton Hamilton, talked about their co-edited book, Julie Andrews' Collection of Poems, Songs, and Lullabies (Little, Brown Young Readers; October 1,…

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    Book Discussion on The American Story

    Jennifer Armstrong talked about her book, illustrated by Roger Rothe, The American Story: 100 True Tales from American History, published by Knopf Books for Young Readers. The book is…

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    Book Discussion on My Senator and Me

    Senator Edward Kennedy talked about his children’s book, My Senator and Me: A Dog’s-Eye View of Washington, D.C., published by Scholastic Inc. Senator Kennedy was joined by…

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    Book Discussion on Theodore

    Former Okahoma Governor Frank Keating talked about his second children’s book Theodore, published by Simon and Schuster. The book related the early childhood of the 26th…

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    Book Discussion on Gordon Parks: No Excuses

    Ann Parr talked about her book for children ages 9-12, Gordon Parks: No Excuses, published by Pelican Publishing Company. At this book launch she celebrated the life of Gordon Parks,…

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    Book Discussion on Dear Miss Breed: True Stories of the Japanese American Incarceration

    Joanne Oppenheim talked about her book for young adults, Dear Miss Breed: True Stories of the Japanese American Incarceration During World War II and a Librarian Who Made a Difference,…

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    Book Discussion on Wise Guy: The Life and Philosophy of Socrates

    Professor Usher talked about his book Wise Guy: The Life and Philosophy of Socrates, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. The book, his first book for children, is a presentation of…

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    Book Discussion on A Time for Freedom: What Happened When in America

    Mr. Weinstein interviewed Lynne Cheney at an evening event hosted by the National Archives. Mrs. Cheney talked about her book A Time for Freedom: What Happened When in…

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