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Idaho Center for the Book participates in the 2021 National Book Festival

Book cover of All the Way to the Top by Annette Bay Pimentel

In collaboration with Idaho Commission for Libraries, the Idaho Center for the Book at Albertsons Library is pleased to announce that All the Way to the Top by Annette Bay Pimentel is Idaho’s “Great Reads from Great Places” pick for the all-virtual 2021 Library of Congress National Book Festival from September 17th- 26th.

Every year the “Great Reads from Great Places” initiative recognizes a book, usually for children or young readers, with a local connection to each state.┬áThis year, Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) chose All the Way to the Top, and Idaho Center for the Book (ICB) arranged for Annette Bay Pimentel’s participation in a recorded panel discussion with “Great Reads” authors Andrew Smith for Iowa and Lesa Cline-Ransome for Maryland.

Colorful graphic with "Great Reads from Great Places" written on it

The three authors were grouped together based on the social activism themes of their books, and their conversation was moderated by nationally recognized children’s librarian Deborah Taylor. The recorded video will soon be available on Idaho’s page of the National Book Festival website.

See ICB’s website for more about Idaho’s 2021 National Book Festival “Great Reads” book, including a link to register for a free, live author event with Annette Bay Pimentel on September 18th, hosted by Auntie’s Bookstore in Spokane, WA.

Gwyn Hervochon
Librarian/Archivist, Associate Professor
Special Collections and Archives