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  • Discussion on Race and Identity
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    Discussion on Race and Identity

    Authors Imani Perry, Sheryll Cashin, and Jabari Asim discuss race and identity.

  • 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…

  • After Words with Jabari Asim
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    After Words with Jabari Asim

    Jabari Asim talked about his book The N Word: Who Can Say It, Who Shouldn’t, and Why, published by Houghton Mifflin. In his book Mr. Asim describes the historical underpinnings of the…

  • emTeam of Rivalsem
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    Team of Rivals

    Mr. Billington opened the National Book Festival with brief remarks about lifelong learning, books, and literacy. Mr. Asim also delivered welcoming remarks. Ms. Goodwin talked about her newest…

  • Author Interview
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    Author Interview

    Mr. Asim talked about his book Daddy Goes to Work, published by Little, Brown Young Readers. The book, illustrated by Aaron Boyd, is for preschoolers through second graders. In rhyming…

  • emBehind the Lines  War Letterem
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    Behind the Lines: War Letter

    Andrew Carroll talked about the book he edited Behind the Lines: Powerful and Revealing American and Foreign War Letters -- and One Man’s Search to Find Them, published by Scribner. Mr.…

  • emA Matter of Law  Equal Rightsem
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    A Matter of Law: Equal Rights

    Judge Carter talked about his memoir A Matter of Law: A Memoir of Struggle in the Cause of Equal Rights, published by New Press. He talked about his life as a black man born into a culture…

  • emWalking with the Windem
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    Walking with the Wind

    Representative John Lewis talked about his book Walking with the Wind: A Memoir of the Movement, published by Harvest Books. He described the history and impact of the 1963 March on…

  • 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…