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Julianne Moore to appear at National Book Festival

Laura Donovan Contributor

“Crazy Stupid Love” actress Julianne Moore will travel to the nation’s capital next month for the annual National Book Festival.

The actress, who will portray former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin in the upcoming HBO movie “Game Change,” will be promoting her children’s book series “Freckleface Strawberry,” which follows a freckle-faced, redheaded girl.

Moore tweeted Tuesday, “yes that is right I will be at the National Book Fair in DC in sept with my new book for children.”

A natural redhead, the 50-year-old ginger started writing children’s books in 2007 as a way to help kids embrace their looks and physical attributes. Long before her days of landing Oscar nominations, Moore was picked on in grade school for her unique appearance.

“When I was 7, the other kids called me ‘Freckleface Strawberry.’ I hated it,” Moore told USA Today in 2007. “But they were just calling it like they saw it, even when they said things like, ‘You look dirty,’ and ‘Can I smell them?’”

In the same interview, Moore explained that she penned “Freckleface Strawberry” for her own kids.

“I wrote it for them,” Moore said of her little boy and girl. “In tone, ‘Freckleface Strawberry’ is more like my daughter than me. She has a lot more personality than I did at her age. She’s more sure of herself. She’s more of a spunky kid.” (RELATED: Julianne Moore’s iPod full of Palin speeches to prepare for ‘Game Change’)

Moore’s book events will take place September 24–25 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Other writers in attendance will include “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother” memoirist Amy Chua, “Wicked” author Gregory Maguire, and “A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius” author Dave Eggers.