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Trailblazing Women: Emily Dickinson

Event · 8/13/20

Emily Dickinson and Poetry in America Panel Discussion PBS Books hosted a virtual engagement to highlight trailblazing poet Emily Dickinson (1830-1885) in partnership with Poetry In America. Learn behind-the-scenes insights by Poetry in America’s creator and host Elisa New and bilingual Dominican-American poet Rhina Espaillat. Having lived more than 150 years ago, trailblazer Emily Dickinson Read more…


Trailblazing Women: Author Talk – Martha Jones, Ph.D.

Event · 7/15/20

Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All Wednesday, July 29, 2020 PBS Books hosted an interview and panel discussion with author and scholar Martha Jones, Ph.D., to discuss her soon-to-be-released book: “Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All.” Novelist Read more…


Trailblazing Women: Author/Illustrator Vashti Harrison

Event · 7/7/20

Trailblazing Women Author/Illustrator Talk for Kids (Ages 8-13): Vashti Harrison Spend an afternoon learning about trailblazing New York Times best-selling author Vashti Harrison as she shares about the inspiration for her work, her process in researching and writing about the trailblazing women in her books, and her intricate and playful illustrations. Vashti Harrison created both Read more…


Black Museums From Coast To Coast Present Virtual Commemoration Of Juneteenth

Event · 6/18/20

Cultural Performances and Noted African American Speakers to Highlight Collaborative Project of BLKFREEDOM.ORG Coalition Watch this very special program at 12n on Friday at or on Facebook Live On June 19, six leading Black museums and historical institutions from coast to coast join forces to launch, a digital commemoration of Juneteenth, the day that the Emancipation Proclamation Read more…

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Trailblazing Women: Elaine Weiss discusses “The Woman’s Hour”

Event · 6/16/20

To mark the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, PBS will launch a multiplatform programming focused on “Trailblazers” in order to commemorate the fight for women’s suffrage in the US and the stories of modern women, who continue to shatter the glass ceiling and transform modern history. The Trailblazers PBS theme will Read more…

Library of Congress National Book Festival 2019 Event

2019 Library of Congress National Book Festival

Event · 7/26/19

PBS Books is pleased to announce live coverage of the Library of Congress National Book Festival featuring interviews with leading contemporary authors. Through the generous support of PBS, PBS Books will showcase exclusive live coverage of the 2019 Library of Congress National Book Festival on Saturday, Aug. 31, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Featuring exceptional writers, the festival attracts tens Read more…