The Scholastic Reads Podcast

The Librarian of Congress: Why Representation Matters

In this episode, we chat with Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla Hayden about the importance of representation for our young readers. Dr. Hayden is the first woman and first African American to serve as the Librarian of Congress, the world’s largest library. She also discusses the Library’s Rosa Parks exhibit that immerses visitors in Parks’ reflections, handwritten notes, and photos.

Additional Resources:

Rosa Parks: In Her Own Words exhibit features rarely seen materials that offer an intimate view of iconic civil rights activist Rosa Parks.

Special thanks:

Music composed by Lucas Elliot Eberl

Produced and edited by Bridget Benjamin

Associate produced by Mackenzie Cutruzzula

Sound mix and recording by Daniel Jordan

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