Our New Librarian-in-Chief’s Favorite Children’s Book


Last week, Carla Hayden was sworn in as the 14th Librarian of Congress, making her the first woman and the first African-American in the position. Hayden talked with Jeffrey Brown of PBS Newshour about the challenges of her new position, and her favorite children’s book, Bright April by Marguerite de Angeli, a story about a young girl who experiences racial discrimination. Anne Azzi Davenport reports on the interview and gives us some fun facts about our new Librarian-in-Chief.

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