Texas Great Read 2019 Author Chris Barton to Appear in TSLAC Booth at Texas Book Festival

Texas State Library and Archives Commission
Austin, TX

The cover of the book "What Do You Do With a Voice Like That" and the information Chris Baron author signing 11:00 a.m to 12:00 Sat. Oct. 26 Texas Book Festival

Austin, TX – The Texas Center for the Book is thrilled to announce that 2019 Texas Great Read author Chris Barton is scheduled to make an appearance at the Texas Book Festival to greet readers and sign books from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on Saturday, October 26, 2019, in the Texas State Library and Archives (TSLAC) booth.

Barton is the author of the Center’s 2019 Texas Great Read, What Do You Do with a Voice Like That? The Story of Extraordinary Congresswoman Barbara Jordan. Every year, the Library of Congress asks each state Center for the Book to select a title that represents the state’s literary landscape to highlight at the National Book Festival. This year, the Texas Center for the Book will be bringing Barton’s popular picture book to the Texas Book Festival, as well. For more information, visit https://www.tsl.texas.gov/greatreadtexas.

The signing will take place in the TSLAC booth (#110) on Colorado Street, between 12th and 13th Streets. TSLAC staff will be talking books with Texas authors and readers, giving out free kids' door prizes, hosting a selfie station, sharing information about the State Library and Archives' programs and services and much more.

Chris Barton is the author of many picture books including the bestseller Shark vs. Train, Sibert Honor–winning The Day-Glo Brothers, and Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List books The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch (2016-17) and Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson’s Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions (2017-18). His other books include Book or Bell? and Dazzle Ships: World War I and the Art of Confusion. He visits schools by the score and also loves speaking to professional gatherings of librarians, educators and fellow writers. Chris and his wife, novelist Jennifer Ziegler, live in Austin, Texas, with their family. For more information about Chris, visit ChrisBarton.info.


The Texas State Library and Archives Commission provides Texans access to the information they need to be informed, productive citizens by preserving the archival record of Texas; enhancing the service capacity of public, academic and school libraries; assisting public agencies in the maintenance of their records; and meeting the reading needs of Texans with disabilities. For more information, visit tsl.texas.gov.

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