Donna Hutto Edwards


Louisiana First Lady Donna Hutto Edwards earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern Mississippi. Edwards has long been active in her community, supporting various organizations and school and church groups. While raising three children, she became a certified teacher and taught music for more than eight years. She started Louisiana First Foundation with a mission of service and support for children. Louisiana First Foundation is the rainbow cover for Louisiana Fosters, Human Trafficking Awareness and Prevention, and Teach MAM (Teach Music, Art, and Movement).



11:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
In Front of the State Library, Children’s Author Tent 1
Book Talk
A Bandit in the Mansion

Noon to 12:45 pm
Cavalier House Bookselling Tent
Book Signing

A Bandit in the Mansion: Bandit Moves to the Mansion

Follow the adventures of a dog named Bandit whose life is full of new and exciting changes. Join Bandit on his big adventure as he moves into a new home.


Book-loving volunteers are essential to the Louisiana Book Festival's success. Whether it's escorting authors, guiding visitors, selling refreshments, working with children in the Young Readers Pavilion or other fun and rewarding assignments, the Louisiana Book Festival wants you to join the volunteer team.

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