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  • National Book Festival
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    National Book Festival

    The first National Book Festival was experienced through a combination of author presentations, call-ins, and interviews from three locations: the Jefferson Building, the Madison Building,…

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  • Youth Literacy Programs
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    Youth Literacy Programs

    Walter Dean Meyers and John Cole talked about youth literacy. The panel was entitled, “Reading is Not an Option.” The International Summit of the Book was hosted by the Library of Congress…

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  • National Book Festival
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    National Book Festival

    Walter Dean Myers was interviewed at the National Book Festival. He discussed writing children’s books and the role of African Americans in World War I. Mr. Myers is the author of…

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  • Evening with Walter Dean Myers and Christopher Myers
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    Evening with Walter Dean Myers and Christopher Myers

    Author Walter Dean Myers and his son, illustrator Christopher Myers, discussed the dynamics of their working relationship and their approach to creating books for young audiences. After the discussion,…

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  • Readings on Free Expression
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    Readings on Free Expression

    PEN American Center presented a forum called “State of Emergency: Unconventional Readings” as part of their “Campaign for Core Freedoms.” Ffifteen authors read selections from such writers…

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  • Writers of the Harlem Renaissance
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    Writers of the Harlem Renaissance

    As part of an ongoing series on American writers, first lady Laura Bush hosted the White House Symposium on Harlem Renaissance Writers. Contemporary authors read from their work and talked…

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    Bad Boy: A Memoir

    Walter Dean Myers discussed his book Bad Boy: A Memoir, published by HarperCollins Children’s Books. The book is about his childhood while growing up in Harlem in the 1940s and 1950s. Mr. Myers said he…

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    At Her Majesty's Request

    Mr. Myers discussed his book At Her Majesty’s Request: An African Princess in Victorian England, published by Scholastic Trade. The book relates the true story of an African princess given…

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  • National Book Awards Finalists Readings
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    National Book Awards Finalists Readings

    Finalists from various categories of the National Book Awards read from their works.

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  • Harlem Book Festival
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    Harlem Book Festival

    Various publishers and authors at the Harlem Book Fair talked about their books and literature in the African-American community. Participants at the fair focused on the fair and their book…

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