The 2021 National Book Festival is virtual this year and will take place from September 17 through 26. The theme this year is “Open a Book, Open a World”. Please see the festival website for a complete list of events taking place across the country, including a national PBS special celebration featuring Levar Burton to be aired in New Mexico on September 27 (check your local television listing).
The author and book representing New Mexico this year is Alexandra Diaz, the author of the award winning The Open Road and the sequel The Crossroads, which is the “Great Reads from Great Places” selection. Visit the New Mexico National Book Festival site for more information about the book, an author video presentation, and activities for youngsters.