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    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 2013…

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    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 publishing…

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    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 Reagan.…

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    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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    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 this event, hosted by the…

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    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 leftist…

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    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. Ms. Soetoro-Ng’s book was…

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    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, halls and chambers…

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    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 examines President Franklin…

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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 Boyz; Zetta Elliott is the author of A…

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    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 his childhood in Cold War-era…

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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 books. Her newest book…

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    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, 2009),…

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    Dust to Eat: Drought and Depression in the 1930s

    Michael Cooper spoke to elementary school students and teachers about his children’s book Dust to Eat: Drought and Depression in the 1930s, published by Clarion Books. The book recounted…

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    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 a…

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    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, published…

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    To Establish Justice: Citizenship and the Constitution

    Patricia McKissack and Arlene Zarembka were interviewed about their book To Establish Justice: Citizenship and the Constitution, published by Knopf Books for Young Readers. The book, intended for…

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    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 his dog Splash at Public School 11…

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    The Real Revolution: The Global Story of American Independence

    Marc Aronson talked about his book for young readers The Real Revolution: The Global Story of American Independence, published by Clarion Books. In the book, Marc Aronson traces the complex…

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    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 president of the United…

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