Over Labor Day weekend, hordes of book lovers descended upon Washington, D.C. to attend the 2019 Library of Congress National Book Festival! The 19th annual event brought together authors, historians, poets, and children's writers around the theme “Explore America’s Changemakers.”
Scholastic’s lineup of authors included Jarrett J. Krosoczka (Hey, Kiddo!), Sharon Robinson (Child of a Dream), Ann M. Martin (The Baby-sitters Club series), Gale Galligan (The Baby-sitters Club graphic novels), Scott Westerfeld (Impostors #1), and Victoria Schwab (Tunnel of Bones). Plus, Raina Telgemier (Guts) and Henry Louis Gates Jr. (Dark Sky Rising) were featured speakers alongside the likes of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and chef José Andrés!
Relive all the fun with this social media roundup of the literary festival:
Scholastic authors @StudioJJK, @robochai, Ann M. Martin, @veschwab, @sharonarobinson, and @goraina are ready to kick off #NatBookFest at the @librarycongress tonight! Follow along all weekend for our coverage! pic.twitter.com/VxRNb2Ggmh— Scholastic (@Scholastic) August 30, 2019
New books for the Tatnall Lower School Library! Deciding which of these treasures to get signed for our “I Love to Read” month celebration! @TatnallSchool #nationalbookfestival pic.twitter.com/cLVGy5spOi— Heather Brooks (@hbrooks9) August 31, 2019
#nationalbookfestival Come see me and LeUyen Pham today 2:10pm on the Children’s Green Stage. Pictured here with bonus @goraina! *— Shannon Hale (@haleshannon) August 31, 2019
*Raina Telgemeier not included in purchase pic.twitter.com/LgUecDdvTw
Thanks @goraina for making Ben’s day today! We stood in the line for 1 hour for a picture and he hasn’t stopped talking about meeting you and how he wants to buy the newest books! He’s quite young but already loves reading graphic novels and chapter books. Thanks so much for continuing to spark his love of reading. #nationalbookfestival @libraryofcongressphotos @libraryofcongressphotos #reading @scholasticinc @scholasticbookclubsAug 31, 2019 at 2:36pm PDT