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Library of Congress National Book Festival

The Idaho Center for the Book hosted at Albertsons Library is participating in the Library of Congress National Book Festival. This is the first year it is virtual, and registration is free.

Virtual author stages will accommodate the more than 120 authors, poets and illustrators participating in this year’s event.

Authors will make presentations on the following stages:

• Children
• Teens
• Family, Food & Field
• Fiction
• Genre Fiction
• History & Biography sponsored by Wells Fargo
• Poetry & Prose sponsored by National Endowment for the Arts
• Science
• Understanding Our World

Attendees are invited to follow three Timely Topic Threads that weave through the festival and offer a more profound appreciation for the subjects. They are:

  • Democracy in the 21st Century, focusing on where democracy stands in the world today, sponsored in part by the John W. Kluge Center of the Library of Congress
  • Fearless Women, marking the 100th anniversary this year of women’s suffrage, sponsored by the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission
  • Hearing Black Voices, showcasing Black voices across literary genres

The Idaho Center for the Book participates in the Road Map to Reading, part of the Great Reads where each U.S. state and territory select a book about their place geared towards young readers. Idaho’s book is Beauty and the Beak by Deborah Lee Rose and Jane Veltkamp. Participants who visit all 53 booths will receive a certificate of completion.