Tuesday, July 28, 2009

2009 New York state title for the National Book festival

Hudson Talbott's "River of Dreams: The Story of the Hudson River" has been selected to represent New York State on the National Book Festival's free USA map which will be distributed to children at the National Book Festival on September 26th, 2009 in Washington D.C.

Hudson Talbott is a local author from Cairo, New York and his book is an excellent choice to coincide with the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson's maiden vovage up the river that now bears his name. Thank you to all the Youth Services Librarians who voted for this year's winner.

The National Book Festival will include The President and Mrs. Obama as honorary chairs and will also feature bestselling authors David Baldacci, John Grisham, John Irving, Julia Alvarez, Judy Blume, Ken Burns, Gwen Ifill and Jodi Picoult. Now in its ninth year, the festival celebrates the joys of reading and lifelong literacy.


No comments: