About Kelly Lytle Hernández
Kelly Lytle Hernández is a professor of history, African American studies and urban planning at the University of California, Los Angeles, where she holds the Thomas E. Lifka Endowed Chair in History and directs the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies. A 2019 MacArthur fellowship recipient, she is the author of the award-winning books “Migra!” and “City of Inmates.” Hernández lives in Los Angeles. Featured at the 2022 National Book Festival is her latest work, “Bad Mexicans: Race, Empire and Revolution in the Borderlands.” It is about the migrant rebels, the magonistas, that started the 1910 Mexican Revolution.
About The Library of Congress National Book Festival:
The Library of Congress is the world’s largest library, offering access to the creative record of the United States — and extensive materials from around the world — both on-site and online. It is the main research arm of the U.S. Congress and the home of the U.S. Copyright Office. The Library of Congress National Book Festival is a highly anticipated annual event, which draws the young, old and any age in between, appealing to a wide palette of tastes and preferences in genres ranging from adult fiction to fantasy, kid lit to political nonfiction. For the first time in three years, the 2022 Library of Congress National Book Festival returns to live audiences in a one-day, all-day festival on Saturday, Sept. 3, from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. The festival will feature more than 120 authors, poets and writers under the theme of “Books Bring Us Together.”