Each year, the National Book Festival is held in the Fall on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Every state's Center for the Book is asked to recommend one book title and author to represent its state. The Louisiana Center for the Book has selected Cajuns and Their Acadian Ancestors: A Young Reader's History by Shane K. Bernard to represent Louisiana.
The National Book Festival, is a celebration of the joy of books and reading sponsored by the Libary of Congress and hosted by first lady Laura Bush. The National Book Festival will be held on September 27, 2008 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cajuns and Their Acadian Ancestors: A Young Reader's History traces the four-hundred-year history of this distinct American ethnic group.
Shane K. Bernard is historian and curator of McIlhenny Company, producers of TABASCO brand pepper sauce, and Avery Island, Inc. He is the author of Swamp Pop: Cajun and Creole Rhythm and Blues; The Cajuns: Americanization of a People; and TABASCO®: An Illustrated History, all from UPM.