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The National Book Festival, presented by the Library of Congress, takes place online September 25 - 27. Of the 120 authors presenting, many are children's authors. You are invited to "Investigate an Author" with a read aloud, video, suggested activity and coloring sheet. Enjoy 21 days of new books and old favorites this month. 

READ ALOUD: Author, human rights activist and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Ishmael Beah reads 'The Day You Begin', by Jacqueline Woodson. Also, check out Hoopla and Tumble Book Library on the Library's website for other books to enjoy. 

VIDEO: Be Yourself by The Singing Lizard - Munchkin Music.  

ACTIVITY: Write down 10 or more things you like about yourself. I’m glad I’m me because…

COLORING PAGE: Print the attachment and decorate with crayons, paint, stickers or whatever inspires you!

Win free copies of The Lighthouse by Sophie Blackall and Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia, two of the authors speaking at the National Book Festival! To enter, click here to fill out the prize drawing form between September 7-13. One entry per person. The winner will be contacted with pickup details.