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Bayou Song

Bayou Song: Creative Explorations of the South Louisiana Landscape is a poetic journey along Louisiana's Bayou Teche. Through poetry and art, explore the plants and animals that live along and in the bayou. Teachers will find ideas and prompts for teaching students about the habitat of Louisiana wetlands through poetry and creative writing. Invitations to write and draw make this book an interactive journal for those of all ages who wish to admire and be inspired by South Louisiana's landscape.

Congratulations, Fatima Shaik!

The Louisiana Center for the Book in the State Library of Louisiana has proudly announced that author and Louisiana native Fatima Shaik has been selected as the recipient of the 22nd annual Louisiana Writer Award. The prestigious award recognizes outstanding contributions to Louisiana's literary and intellectual life exemplified by a contemporary writer's body of work.

The Ones Who Don't Say They Love You

A collection of raucous stories that offer a panoramic view of New Orleans from the author of the bestselling novel We Cast a Shadow.

Maurice Carlos Ruffin has an uncanny ability to reveal the hidden corners of a place we thought we knew. These perspectival, character-driven stories center on the margins and are deeply rooted in New Orleanian culture.


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