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The 22nd annual Library of Congress National Book Festival will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, Sept. 3, The event is free and open to the public. This year’s theme is “Books Bring Us Together.” A selection of programs will be livestreamed online and videos of all programs will be available shortly after the Festival.

Every year during the National Book Festival, a list of books representing the literary heritage of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa and Northern Marianas is distributed by the Library of Congress’s Center for the Book. Each book is selected by a local Center for the Book or state library and most are for children and young readers.

This year, Colorado is represented by 2021 Colorado Book Awards winner Gregroy Barrington’s book Cow Boy Is Not a Cowboy and 2019 National Book Award finalist Kali Fajardo-Anstine’s new book, Woman of Light.

To view the full schedule, visit Library of Congress National Book Festival.

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