Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum will host its ninth annual Roosevelt Reading Festival on Saturday, June 23, 2012. The Reading Festival will be held in the Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library and Home. All Roosevelt Reading Festival activities are open to the public free of charge.

In six concurrent sessions taking place throughout the day, twelve authors of recently published works that draw upon the Roosevelt Library archives, or focus on the Roosevelt era, will present author talks followed by question-and-answer sessions and book signings. Copies of all of the authors’ books will be available for sale in the New Deal Store located in the Wallace Center. The program begins at 9:45 a.m. with coffee and doughnuts for attendees.

This year’s Roosevelt Reading Festival authors include:

Special Afternoon Presentation:
Persico, Joseph E.
Roosevelt’s Centurions: FDR and the Commanders He Led to Victory in World War II
Random House, 2012

Bodnar, John
The “Good War” in American Memory
The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010

Davis, Ren and Helen
Our Mark on This Land: A Guide to the Legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps in America’s Parks
McDonald & Woodward, 2011

de Kay, James Tertius
Roosevelt’s Navy: The Education of a Warrior President, 1882-1920
Pegasus, 2012

Hiltzik, Michael
The New Deal: A Modern History
Free Press, 2011

Huddle, Mark A., ed.
Roi Ottley’s World War II: The Lost Diary of an African American Journalist
University Press of Kansas, 2011

Knepper, Cathy
Jersey Justice: The Story of the Trenton Six
Rivergate Books, 2011

McLaughlin, John J.
General Albert C. Wedemeyer: America’s Unsung Strategist in World War II
Casemate, 2012

Robinson, Greg
After Camp: Portraits in Midcentury Japanese American Life and Politics
University of California Press, 2012

Shirley, Craig
December 1941: 31 Days that Changed America and Saved the World
Thomas Nelson, 2011

Smith, Jean Edward
Eisenhower in War and Peace
Random House, 2012

Stuckey, Mary E.
Defining Americans: The Presidency and National Identity
University Press of Kansas, 2004

Reading Festival Agenda