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Center for the Book

Celebrating Readers, Writers and Their Books

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TEL: (225) 219 - 9503 Louisiana Center for the Book
701 N. Fourth St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
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Contact us

Louisiana
Center for the Book

Celebrating Readers, Writers and Their Books

If you are looking for Information on author submission criteria, follow this link or email the Louisiana Book Festival Office with questions concerning author submissions.

SEND US EMAIL
(225) 219 - 9503
Louisiana Center for the Book
701 N. Fourth St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

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Johnette Downing
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Johnette Downing is a multi-award winning author and musician performing music and presenting books with Louisiana spice for children globally. Dubbed the "Musical Ambassador for Children" and the "Pied Piper of Louisiana music traditions," She has received twenty awards and has brought her Louisiana musical and literary gumbo to children in Egypt, Morocco, Kuwait, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama, Guatemala, Puerto Rico and throughout the United States.

Why the Possum Has a Large Grin

Move over Bre'r Rabbit, there's a new trickster in town! When hungry Deer asks Possum how he stays so plump during the long dry season, the sly marsupial gets an idea. It wouldn't take much for Possum to help Deer; he could just climb that ol' persimmon tree and knock down the fruit. But Possum is just plain lazy and he'd rather trick Deer into doing the work for both of them. Once Possum decides to take advantage of his starving neighbor they both become marked forever.

 

10:45 AM – 11:15 AM

State Library, Seminar Center

Book Talk

Why the Possum Has a Large Grin

 

11:30 AM – 12:15 PM

Barnes & Noble, Jr. Tent

Book Signing