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Oregon Center for the Book Announces 2023 Titles to Represent Local Heritage
The Oregon Center for the Book has selected three books for 2023 as being representative of Oregon’s local literary heritage. The titles chosen are:

Children’s/Middle Grade Title: Sir Fig Newton and the Science of Persistence by Sonja Thomas
Young Adult Title: Little Monarchs by Jonathan Case
Adult Title: The Day I Die: The Untold Story of Assisted Suicide by Anita Hannig

During the 2023 National Book Festival, on Saturday, Aug. 12, at the Washington Convention Center, representatives from the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam and Northern Marianas will staff tables to promote their book selections and other literary works reflective of their unique locations. The area at the convention center where the 56 tables will be assembled is called the Roadmap to Reading. This activity has been a part of the festival since 2002.

The Oregon Center for the Book is one of 56 Affiliates of the Library of Congress and its Center for the Book and is the first Talking Book and Braille Library in the nation to serve in this role.

The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress is a community of 56 Affiliated Centers, promoting reading, libraries and literacy through the Library of Congress and its Affiliated Centers across the country.



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