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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,…

  • emMy Life and an Era Buck Colbert Franklinem
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    My Life and an Era: Buck Colbert Franklin

    Professor Franklin and his son, John Whittington Franklin talked about the book they co-edited, My Life and an Era: The Autobiography of Buck Colbert Franklin. The book is about the life of…

  • emBrothers in Armsem
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    Brothers in Arms

    Mr. Abdul-Jabbar, former professional basketball player, talked about the book he co-authored, Brothers in Arms: The Epic Story of the 761st Tank Battalion, WWII’s Forgotten Heroes,…

  • emMy Soul Looks Back in Wonderem
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    My Soul Looks Back in Wonder

    Mr. Williams talked about his book My Soul Looks Back in Wonder: Voices of the Civil Rights Experience, published by Sterling. The book is part of the Voices of Civil Rights project, a…

  • emNot Guilty 12 Black Men Speak Outem
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    Not Guilty: 12 Black Men Speak Out

    Mr. Asim led a discussion of the book he edited, Not Guilty: 12 Black Men Speak Out on Law, Justice, and Life, published by Amistad Press. Mr. Asim was joined by two contributors to the…

  • Letters About Literature Childrens Essay Contest
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    Letters About Literature Children's Essay Contest

    Winners of the Letters About Literature contest read their entries. Contestants were asked to write a letter to an author -- living or dead -- explaining how the author’s work changed their view…

  • Childrens  Book Guild Nonfiction Award
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    Children's Book Guild Nonfiction Award

    Ms. Karr presided over the ceremonies. Ms. Hershberger and Mr. Asim presented the award to Ms. Stanley for the body of her work. Ms. Charpentier talked about being Ms. Stanley’s editor. Ms.…

  • The emWashington Postem Book World
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    The Washington Post Book World

    At the second annual Fall for the Book festival editors from the Washington Post Book World talked about their work as book reviewers and their approach to critiquing books. After their…

  • Book Reviewing
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    Book Reviewing

    Participants spoke about the art of the book review, how to become a book reviewer, and how editors assign books for review. After their comments they answered questions from the audience.

  • Favorite Books of the Century
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    Favorite Books of the Century

    Participants talked about their childhood experiences with reading, and the effect of books on our culture. They each selected their five favorite books from the century and discussed why…