Authors & Illustrators participating
in 2016

CRYSTAL ALLEN
The Magnificent Mya Tibbs – Spirit Week Showdown

TONYA BOLDEN
Beautiful Moon: 
A Child’s Prayer

VERONICA N. CHAPMAN
I Know I Can

LESA CLINE-RANSOME
My Story, My Dance:  Robert Battle’s Journey To Alvin Ailey

FLOYD COOPER
Ira’s Shakespeare Dream

NANCY DEVARD
The Secret Olivia Told Me

SUNDEE FRAZIER
Cleo Edison Oliver:
Playground Millionaire

EKUA HOLMES
Voice Of Freedom: The Spirit Of The Civil Rights Movement

CHERYL WILLIS HUDSON

My Friend Maya Loves to Dance

WADE HUDSON

It's Church Going Time

EB LEWIS

The First Step: How One Girl Put Segregation on Trial

DAVID MILLER

The Greene Family Farm

DENISE LEWIS PATRICK

Finding Someplace

JAMES RANSOME
Granddaddy's Turn:
A Journey To The Ballot Box

SHADRA STRICKLAND
Sunday Shopping

G. TODD TAYLOR
Dad Who Will I Be

THEODORE TAYLOR III
Little Shaq Takes A Chance

TIFFANY TAYLOR

2 Halves Make Me Whole

LINDA TRICE
Kenya's Art

PAMELA TUCK
As Fast As Words Could Fly

ERIC VELASQUEZ
Looking For Bongo

RENEE WATSON
This Side Of Home

CAROLE BOSTON
WEATHERFORD

Freedom In Congo Square

RITA WILLIAMS-GARCIA
Gone Crazy in Alabama

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 











 


 

Featured Books

 

Shadra Strickland

 

The African American Children's Book Fair is one of the oldest and largest single-day events for children's books in the country. It features nationally known bestselling authors and illustrators, many of whom have won some of the most prestigious literary awards including the American Library Association Coretta Scott King Award. These authors and illustrators have produced some of the best books of our generation.

Parents, caregivers and educators are very supportive of the African American Children's Book Fair because they understand that children who read outside of their normal school course work tend to make more responsible decisions about their lifestyles.

The fun-filled afternoon is packed with activities that promote the POWER and JOY OF READING. Authors and illustrators will make presentations and sign their books. The Literary Row will distribute book-related promotional materials free of charge. Our Educator's Book Giveaway will also distribute brand new books to teachers and librarians for use in their schools. In addition there will be a wide selection of affordable literature available to purchase.

The African American Children's Book Fair is a part of the African American Children's Book Project's initiative to promote and preserve multicultural children's literature.
The organization is leading a campaign entitled PRESERVE A LEGACY, BUY A BOOK. Its goal is to put books back into children's homes. You can't tell a child to read at home if there are no books.

The event is free and opened to the public.


Event Highlights


NBC10 Telemundo62 Reading Circle

PECO Literary Salon (Workshops)


For Educators ONLY Book Giveaway
Sponsored by:
(bring proper ID - While supplies last)

WELLS FARGO
HEALTH PARTNERS FOUNDATION
HEALTH PARTNERS PLANS
COMCAST NBC10 TELEMUNDO62 COMCAST SPECTACOR
TIERNEY

Grandparents Book Giveaway Sponsored by:
ALWAYS BEST CARE SENIOR SERVICES

Parent Book Giveaway Sponsored by:
COUNCILMAN KENYATTA JOHNSON
UNIVERSAL COMPANIES


For more information contact:

Vanesse Lloyd-Sgambati
vlloydsgam@aol.com or call (215) 878-BOOK

 

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