PBS Books, in collaboration with South Florida PBS, is hosting a conversation celebrating the Library of Congress National Book Festival with Juliet Menéndez, author of “Latinitas: Celebrating 40 Big Dreamers”.
About Juliet Menéndez
Juliet Menéndez is a Guatemalan American author and illustrator living between Guatemala City, Paris and New York. While working as a bilingual teacher in New York City’s public schools, Menéndez noted the need for more books that depicted children like the ones in her classrooms. She studied design and illustration in Paris and now spends her days with her watercolors and notebook. “Latinitas: Celebrating 40 Big Dreamers” is Menéndez’s first children’s book and is featured at the 2022 National Book Festival.
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.”