Write a short essay about a book that changed or expanded what you know about Africa.
Participants will receive recognition at the Children's Africana Book Awards Festival Saturday, November 8th at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art.
Our Read Africa bibliographies list books evaluated and recommended by African Studies scholars.
October 9, 2014 5:30-7:30pm
Montpelier Room, Madison Building, Library of Congress 101 Independence Ave, SE, Washington DC
The College of Information Studies and the United States Library of Congress are pleased to host the 2014 lecture with guest speaker Valerie Tripp. Valerie Tripp is best known for her beloved American Girl historical fiction characters Felicity, Elizabeth, Josefina, Samantha, Nellie, Kit, Ruthie, Emily, and Molly. Ms.
This fictionalized look at Dickens’ year working in Warren’s blacking factory offers understanding about the writer’s unhappy childhood. Imagined characters from his future work swirl in dreamy flows of muted greens and blues through Hendrix’s complex graphite, pen-and-ink, and acrylic illustrations.
Poems about three very different women born in 1867 who defied the rules of their time—Laura Ingalls Wilder, Madame C. J. Walker, and Marie Curie—explore their special and sometimes difficult relationships with their daughters—Rose Wilder Lane, A’Lelia Walker, and Irène Joliot-Curie.
Poetic language and magical illustrations combine in this fictional biography that captures the wonder, passion, and pain of Pablo Neruda’s early life. Printed in Neruda’s signature green ink, the beautifully crafted book includes representative poems, author notes, and sources.