Confirmed Authors
& Illustrators
participating in 2017

KWAME ALEXANDER
The Crossover

CRYSTAL ALLEN

The Magnificent Mya Tibbs – Spirit Week Showdown

JABARI ASIM

PATRIK HENRY BASS
The Zero Degree Zombie Zone

TONYA BOLDEN
Pathfinders: The Journeys of
16 Extraordinary Black Souls

R. GREGORY CHRISTIE
The Book Itch: Freedom Truth
& Harlem's Greatest Bookstore

FLOYD COOPER
Ira’s Shakespeare Dream

NANCY DEVARD
The Secret Olivia Told Me

NAHJEE GRANT
Aron Goes To The
White House Science Fair

ELLEANOR JEAN HENDLEY
Girls Achieve

CHRISTINE KENDALL
Riding Chance

EB LEWIS
The First Step: How One Girl Put Segregation on Trial

KELLY STARLING LYONS
One More Dino On The Floor

VAUNDA MICHEAUX NELSON
Don't Call Me Grandmom

SANDRA RICHARDS
Rice & Rocks

CHRISTIAN ROBINSON
Last Stop On Market Street

BRITTNEY SHIPP
The Meteorologist in Me

JAVAKA STEPTOE
Radiant Child: The Story
of Young Artist
Jean-Michel Basquiat

SHADRA STRICKLAND
Loving VS. Virginia

MORGAN E. TAYLOR
Daddy's Little Princess

G. TODD TAYLOR
Dad Who Will I Be

PAMELA TUCK
As Fast As Words Could Fly

RENEE WATSON
This Side Of Home

CAROLE BOSTON WEATHERFORD
Freedom In Congo Square

JEFFERY BOSTON WEATHERFORD
You Can Fly:
The Tuskegee Airmen

ELIZABETH ZUNON
The Legendary Miss Lena Horne

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 











 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 



To be a sponsor for the 2017 book fair contact:

The Literary Media & Publishing Consultants
(215)878-2665 – vlloydsgam@aol.com

Featured Books

 

Shadra Strickland

 

   

THE AFRICAN AMERICAN
CHILDREN'S BOOK PROJECT
The African American Children's Book Project, a non-profit, was formed to promote and preserve children's literature written by or about African Americans. Our founder, Vanesse J. Lloyd-Sgambati, recognized that while cultural activities were in abundance in the Philadelphia community, African American children's literature was not being highlighted, either through events or in book stores.


So 25 years ago, Lloyd-Sgambati set out to promote children's literature in the Philadelphia region. One of the first major projects was the African American Children's Book Fair. Over 250 people attended that first event. The fair is one of the oldest and largest single-day events for African American children's books in the country. On average, over 3,500 people from across the nation attend.


With a reported double-digit illiteracy in many communities, our success is due to the fact that we promote the best and the brightest from the multi-cultural literary community — books that enlighten, enrich and empower all the young citizens in our communities. We light the way to helping children discover the "joy of reading."
The organization also leads an initiative, "Preserve A Legacy, Buy A Book," to put books into homes. You can't tell a child to read at home if there are no books there.


Throughout the year, the organization sponsors author/illustrator events, in-school book fairs and through an advocacy initiative to promote and preserve multi-cultural literature.


We are leading the way in the world of children's books. After all, A BOOK OPENS UP A WORLD OF OPPORTUNITIES.


FOR MORE INFORMATION:
(215) 878-BOOK (LITERARY HOTLINE)
read@theafricanamericanchildrensbookproject.org

 

We're in the news!

Book Fair Preview on Fox Good Day

Book Fair to Return for 25th Year

Take a look at our article in Publishers Weekly!

African American Children's Book Fair keeps authors,
families and kids coming back


African American Children's Book Fair draws active crowd

African American Children's Book Fair returns this Saturday

Shining the Spotlight: 28 Days Later 2014 Honorees

Check out our article on
The Brown Bookshelf!!!

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