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Festival of Books draws thousands

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Aurora Carrillo-Vincent, 5, and Matthew Carrillo-Vincent, 35, read together during the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at USC on Sunday.

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Chris Homandberg, 35, of Los Angeles chats while holding 11 books he plans to buy at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at USC on Sunday.

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People seek out shade while reading comics during the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at USC on Sunday.

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Chris “The Glove” Taylor speaks during the “Hip-Hop as Storytelling” discussion with West Coast music pioneers during the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at USC on Sunday.

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Chris Homandberg, center, 35, of Los Angeles navigates the crowd at a book-sellers tent during the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at USC on Sunday.

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Jason Ham, 23, of Los Angeles rests his head on Baily Pham’s legs while they read books during the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at USC on Sunday.

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Author Dave Eggers, left, talks with Joel Arquillos, executive director of the nonprofit group 826LA, at the Bovard Auditorium during the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at USC on Sunday.

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Leslie Odom Jr., “Hamilton” star and author of “Failing Up: How to take Risks, Aim Higher, and Never Stop Learning,” speaks during the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at USC on Sunday.

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The USC Trojan Marching Band performs at the USC Stage during the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at USC on Sunday.

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People gather and listen as the USC Trojan Marching Band performs at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at USC on Sunday.

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Actor and blogger Wil Wheaton, left, speaks with science fiction author John Scalzi during the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at USC on Sunday.

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A packed crowd attends actor-blogger Wil Wheaton’s talk with science fiction author John Scalzi during the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.

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“Islandborn” author Junot Díaz speaks at the Bovard Auditorium during the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at USC on Sunday.

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People walk along Hellman Way during the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at USC on Sunday.

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Austin Peay, 20, of Laguna Niguel, reads “A Higher Loyalty” beneath the shade of trees at the USC alumni park.

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Amy Hu, 9, and Adix Hu, 12, read on a grassy knoll while their father Xiao Hu naps during the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.

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Christine Vazquez, 17, of Whittier, makes a postcard to put on a display wall during the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.

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Author Junot Díaz signs a copy of his book, “Islandborn,” for Riley Smith, 10, of Hesperia at the Reading by 9 Children’s stage during the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.

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Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams talks with Scott Goldman, executive director of the Grammy Museum, at the Eileen Norris Cinema Theatre Complex at USC during the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. 

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“Down the River Unto the Sea” author Walter Mosley visits the Ronald Tutor Campus Center during the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.

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Maya Chen, 4, looks at a book during the first day of the annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.

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People pack the walkways at USC during the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on Saturday, April 21, 2018.

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Linda Arkin, 75, of Valencia, looks over the Festival of Books section of the Los Angeles Times on Saturday, April 21, 2018.

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Journalists David Kipen, left, and Jorge Ramos speak on a panel during the annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on Saturday, April 21, 2018.

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Attendees write on the “What book changed your life?” wall during the annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.

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Esmeralda Oieda, 15, of Bakersfield, looks at books during the annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.

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People browse books for sale during the annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at USC on Saturday.

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Nobel Poet Juan Felipe Herrera, author of “Jabberwalking,” talks at the Reading By 9 Children’s stage.

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Austin Peay, 20, of Laguna Niguel, reads “A Higher Loyalty” beneath the shade of trees.

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Elisa Sifuentes, 16, and Kaitlyn Bin, 16, browse displays of books Saturday on the USC campus.

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Nobel Poet Juan Felipe Herrera, author of “Jabberwalking,” is among the featured speakers during the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.

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