2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival

2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival
The Hidden Summer by Alabama Author Gin Phillips Selected to Represent Alabama
Make plans to join the Alabama Center for the Book at the 14th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, August 30, 2014.
There is an affiliated Center for the Book in each state, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  Each year every Center selects a children’s book to represent their state, district or territory.  The 2014 selection for the state of Alabama is The Hidden Summer written by Gin Phillips, a native of Montgomery now living in Birmingham.
The Alabama Center for the Book will be represented in the Pavilion of the States. Visitors to the Pavilion are encouraged to pick up a map and visit each state table for a stamp with interesting state symbols.  States will also have information about literacy and reading programs in their areas. This year’s festival will feature authors, poets and illustrators in several pavilions. Festival-goers can meet and hear firsthand from their favorite poets and authors, get books signed, hear special entertainment, have photos taken with storybook characters and participate in a variety of activities.
To learn more about Gin Phillips and her latest book about self-discovery, family, and friendship visit http://ginphillips.com/.
For additional information about the festival including a list of this year’s authors visit http://www.loc.gov/bookfest/ .