Library of Congress National Book Festival 2014

 The 14th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. this year was GREAT! 10460317_534514383345131_3168193363434599191_n

This year’s festival featured  authors, poets and illustrators in several pavilions well into the evening.  Festival-goers such as myself met  firsthand some fantastic   poets and authors, such as John W. Hessler, Peniel E. Joseph, Louisa Lim, Anchee Min and ILYASAH SHABAZZ  the third daughter of Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz.

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Pavilions for various reading subjects  featured more than 100 authors and illustrators. The Pavilion of the States featured each state’s literary heritage, and the New pavilions focused  on science, picture books and the culinary arts. I did not see the First family however President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are the honorary hosts.