WHAT: African American Children's Book Fair
WHERE: Reginal F. Lewis Museum
WHEN: May 14, 2016, 12-4pm
COST: Free, and you receive one free book per family while supplies last
Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Check out the 4th Annual African American Children's Book Fair. There will be author readings, illustration workshops, live performances, and craft activities. You can also add to your book collection by buying some hard-to-find titles in the Book Village.
Many authors and illustrators (including some Marylanders) will be on-hand, so maybe you can even get a signed copy of your new favorite book! Participating authors and illustrators include: Everett Todd Adams, Family Sekou Afrika, Tiffany Alexander, Rebecca Bishop, Shenell Bolden, Marjuan Canady, Veronica Chapman, Bryan Collier, Delores Connor, Israel Cook, Floyd Cooper, Jerry Craft, Ali DaCosta, Frantz Derenoncourt, Shawna Doyle, Zetta Elliott, Sharon Flake, Gina Humbler, Kenji L. Jackson, London Ladd, Kelly Starling Lyons, Jerdine Nolen, James Ransome, Lena Cline Ransome, Sherika Sadler, Shadra Strickland, Renee Watson, Carole Boston Weatherford, Jeff Weatherford, and Mariama Whack.
In 2013, just three our of one hundred children's books published were about African Americans. The African American Children's Book Fair was organized to "encourage literacy, promote a reading culture, and establish family engagement that convenes parents and children around interest, enthusiasm, and excitement for African American children's books." RSVPs are appreciated.