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  • Former First Lady Laura Bush reads to students at the Dawson Elementary School library as a part of the Texas Book Festival's Reading Rock Stars program Friday morning. Stephanie Meza | Daily Texan Staff (Photo Credit: Stephanie Meza)

  • Dawson Elementary School students wait in the library for a special guest presentation on Friday morning. Stephanie Meza | Daily Texan Staff (Photo Credit: Stephanie Meza)

  • Laura Bush, a librarian at Dawson Elementary School in the 70s, reads “Read All About It!” to students Friday morning. The book was written by her and her daughter Jenna Bush. Stephanie Meza | Daily Texan Staff (Photo Credit: Stephanie Meza)

  • Phillip Hoose, recipient of the National Book Award for “Claudette Colvin: Twice Towards Justice,” speaks during the 15th annual Texas Book Festival on Saturday. The book accounts the story of 15-year-old Colvin who, during the Jim Crow era of segregation, refused to give her seat to a white women months before Rosa Parks. Colvin remained hidden from history for many years. Danielle Villasana | The Daily Texan (Photo Credit: Danielle Villasana)

  • Christina Mcgehee reads Richelle Mead's "Vampire Academy" while her mother Lucia Mcgehee volunteers during the book festival. "Reading is in the family," Mcgehee said on Saturday. Danielle Villasana | The Daily Texan (Photo Credit: Danielle Villasana)

  • Hayden Moore, 5, peruses children's books during the 15th annual Texas Book Festival on Saturday. The weekend-long event, which attracted thousands of visitors, featured lectures by hundreds of local and national authors, live music, food vending and children's activities. Danielle Villasana | The Daily Texan (Photo Credit: Danielle Villasana)

  • Alton Brown, creator and host of Food Network's "Good Eats," signs a copy of his book during a Texas Book Festival session at the Central Market Special Events Center on Saturday night. Stephanie Meza | Daily Texan Staff (Photo Credit: Stephanie Meza)

  • Texas Book Festival attendees asked Alton Brown, of Food Network fame, questions during his session Friday night. Stephanie Meza | Daily Texan Staff (Photo Credit: Stephanie Meza)

  • Simel Bey attends the Texas Book Festival with his wife and children,  Miles-Ahmir D. Jenkins-Bey, 6, Tahmina Dunn-Beltran, 9, and Della D. Jenkins-Bey, 4. Danielle Villasana | The Daily Texan (Photo Credit: Danielle Villasana)

  • Former First Lady Laura Bush, who founded the Texas Book Festival in 1995, was featured as the keynote speaker for the 15th annual festival and spoke in front of a live audience at the Paramount Theater on Saturday morning.   Danielle Villasana | The Daily Texan (Photo Credit: Danielle Villasana)

  • Former First Lady Laura Bush exits the Dawson Elementary School library after reading "Read All About It!" to students Friday morning. She and two other children's authors, Peter Brown and Jennifer Cervantes, visited the school as part of the Texas Book Festival's Reading Rock Stars program. Stephanie Meza | Daily Texan Staff (Photo Credit: Stephanie Meza)

  • Authors Nan Simpson and Patricia Scott McHargue sign their book "The Texas Garden Resource Book," which gives tips for finding the best gardening resources in Texas. Danielle Villasana | The Daily Texan (Photo Credit: Danielle Villasana)

  • Twin sisters Emily and Aned Sanchez, 9, attend the book festival with Annelise Holguin, 7, on Saturday. The festival featured books for all ages and children's entertainment such as puppets, interactive music activities and a reading tent. Danielle Villasana | The Daily Texan (Photo Credit: Danielle Villasana)

  • Steampunk author O.M. Grey speaks with Melissa Zentgraf and her son Robert, 10, about her novel "Avalon Revisted," a romance novel that she featured during the 15th annual Texas Book Festival. Danielle Villasana | The Daily Texan (Photo Credit: Danielle Villasana)

  • Author O.M. Grey shows Texas Book Festival goer Gloria DeRouen her steampunk novel, "Avalon Revisted," a romance that includes vampires, mystery and love. Danielle Villasana | The Daily Texan (Photo Credit: Danielle Villasana)

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