Share Your Story

Welcome to Share Your Story! Through a partnership with the National Book Festival and the Washington Center for the Book, we have author videos from Angie Thomas, Trung Le Nguyen, and Tahereh Mafi to help spark inspiration for writing and creating. 

In Fall of 2021, local youth were invited to watch the author videos, write/create, and optionally submit their own work. All submissions are unedited to retain the intention of the authors. Check out their wonderful work for yourselves! 

2022 Authors: 

  • Alice Gilbertson
  • Autumn Miller 
  • Boberette Ratintine 
  • C. G. R. Richarde
  • Deja Rivera
  • Dereck Cearfoss
  • Ebin Banman
  • Eric Andryc
  • Freya Miller 
  • Luna Blackburn
  • Maripaz Gutierrez
  • Mia Granados
  • Zareenah Umboh

Read the digital book here

Share Your Story Cover

Read a physical copy at the library

Share Your Story Cover
Note: Physical copy is not available for check out but it is available for in-library use. 

Author Videos for Inspiration

Find more videos from the 2021 National Book Festival here

Angie Thomas

Black book cover of On the Come Up by Angie Thomas
White book cover of The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Red book cover of Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas
Black book cover of Blackout featuring Angie Thomas
Blue and red book cover of Hope Nation featuring Angie Thomas
 
 
 

Trung Le Nguyen

Illustration from The Magic Fish by Trung Le Nguyen
Cover of the book The Magic Fish by Trung Le Nguyen
Illustration from The Magic Fish by Trung Le Nguyen

Taherah Mafi

Book cover of Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
Book cover of An Emotion of Great Delight by Tahereh Mafi
Book cover of Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi
Book cover of Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi
Book cover of Defy Me by Tahereh Mafi
Book cover of Imagine Me by Tahereh Mafi
Book cover of Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi
Book cover of Whichwood by Tahereh Mafi
Book cover of A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi