Virtual Author Talks—Books That Build Us Up!

The 24th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival will be held in Washington, DC, on Saturday, August 24. The event is free and open to the public. In the days leading up to the event, teachers and students can join PBS Books on social media for theLibrary of CongressNational Book Festival Virtual Author Talk Series.

Connecting to Nature Through Art and Poetry

You Are Here, Ada Limón’s signature project as the nation’s 24th Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry, champions the ways reading and writing poetry can situate us in the natural world.

Whaling and Sailing Stories—Navigating History and Literature

“Call me Ishmael” is the legendary first line of Moby-Dick, but the protagonist’s name is hardly the most famous in Herman Melville’s 1851 novel. He’s probably a distant third to both Captain Ahab and the eponymous whale itself, which was based on a real albino sperm whale named Mocha Dick.