The States, that is.
If you didn't make it to the fun and fabulous NATIONAL BOOK FESTIVAL, sponsored by the Library of Congress this summer, here's a link to the books featured in the Parade of States.
Since I happened to be nearby, of course I popped into the Convention Center to check out the Festival.
(When GLORY BE was new, Mississippi chose my book. That was the last year I attended, and I got to sign books and it was pretty amazing.)
Each state picks a representative book to flaunt!
Now that the Festival has moved inside to the convention center, there are lots more authors and tons of kids having a ball getting their "parade" cards stamped, finding books they may have missed, enjoying the book buzz.
If you're a teacher who's tried to find a book from each state, you know it's not that easy.
I blogged about this once before, HERE.
And I included this list to all sorts of books, new and old, with the state(s) the books are set in.
Here the link: http://www.50books.us/
At the festival, I loved seeing Kerry Madden-Lunsford's book front and center on the Alabama table. Set in the Great Smokey Mountains, this picture book begs to be read aloud. There's even a cornbread recipe in the back! No sugar added, I'm happy to say. At heart, Kerry, who now lives and teaches in Alabama, is a true southerner.