Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Our White House Looking In, Looking Out

On the Road with
Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out!

Join authors Patricia and Fred McKissack, Lynda Johnson Robb,
and author/illustrator
Mary Brigid Barrett at The Southern Book Festival in Nashville, Tennessee, October 10-12 talking about Our White White House: Looking In, Looking Out!

On October 10-12, Nashville's Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word will be temporary home to approximately 250 authors from across the nation.

Join Our White House contributors Mary Brigid Barrett, Patricia McKissack, Fredrick McKissack, and Lynda Johnson Robb on Saturday October 11, 2008 in Room 12 at the Legislative Plaza on Nashville's War Memorial Plaza to celebrate American history and hear readings from Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out!

Fredrick McKissack and his wife, Patricia McKissack, have written more than 100 books about the African-American experience. They have won countless awards and received much critical acclaim, all the while bringing enjoyment and information to young readers.

Lynda Johnson Robb is the elder of the two daughters of United States President Lyndon Baines Johnson and his wife Lady Bird Johnson. She served as First Lady of Virginia from 1982 to 1986 and as Second Lady of Virginia from 1978 to 1982. She served as chair of the board of Reading is Fundamental, the nation's largest children's literacy organization, from 1996 to 2001. In 2002 she received the Ella Dickey Literacy Award for her work in promoting literacy.

Mary Brigid Barrett is a children's book author and illustrator; a professional educator; and the founder, president, and executive director of the National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance (NCBLA). She has won numerous awards for her books, including an Oppenheim Gold Award and the National Storyteller's Association's "Best Book of the Year" award.

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