LOC National Book Festival (2010) - jef1000

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Phillip M. Hoose speaks at the National Book Festival. Hoose is the widely acclaimed author of books, essays, stories, songs and articles, including the National Book Award-winning “Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice” (Macmillan). Hoose is also the author of the multi-award winning “The Race to Save the Lord God Bird,” the National Book Award finalist “We Were There Too!: Young People in U.S. History” and the Christopher Award-winning manual for youth activism “It’s Our World Too!” The picture book “Hey, Little Ant,” which began as a song by the same title, was co-written with his daughter Hannah. The book is beloved around the world with more than 1 million copies in print in 10 languages. Teaching Tolerance Magazine called it “a masterpiece for teaching values and character education.” Phillip's love of sports is reflected in his acclaimed books “Perfect Once Removed: When baseball Was All the World to Me,” which was named one of the Top 10 Sports Books of 2007 by Booklist and “Hoosiers: The Fabulous Basketball Life of Indiana.”
The 10th annual National Book Festival, organized and sponsored by the Library of Congress, was held on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Jeff Malet).