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BLACK BOOKS ARE!!! December 4, 2021

Registration for BLACK BOOKS ARE – THE REBOOT!!! opens on November 19, 2021 

The 30th Annual African American Children's Book Fair will be held at Community College of Philadelphia on Saturday, February 5, 2022, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. EST. Hosted by the African American Children’s Book Project, the book fair is one of the oldest and largest single-day events for children's books in the country.

Support The African American Children's Book Project

Click the button to purchase books of our 2021 participants. Proceed of your purchase supports the activities of The African American Children's Book Project. Our bookseller is the Literary Cafe - Books & Events who specializes in Black children's books - preschool to young adult, hosting and producing literary events.

PRESERVE A LEGACY, BUY A BOOK

Participants

SUPPORT THE 29TH ANNUAL AFRICAN AMERICAN CHILDREN'S BOOK FAIR PARTICIPANTS – PRESERVE A LEGACY BUY A BOOK

TAMI CHARLES

BRYAN COLLIER

TORREY MALDONADO

CHARNELLE PINKNEY BARLOW

FLOYD COOPER

CAROLE BOSTON WEATHERFORD

JERRY CRAFT

IBI ZOBOI

OLUGBEMISOLA RHUDAY-PERKOVICH

PAULA CHASE HYMAN

DERRICK BARNES

ERIC VELASQUEZ

KELLY STARLING LYONS

JERRY PINKNEY

GLORIA JEAN PINKNEY

TRICIA ELAM WALKER

WADE HUDSON

CHERYL WILLIS HUDSON

RENÉE WATSON

LYNNETTE MAWHINNEY

PAMELA M.TUCK

LEAH HENDERSON

APRIL HARRISON

E. B. LEWIS

FREDERICK JOSEPH

GORDON C. JAMES

ANDREA DAVIS PINKNEY

BRIAN PINKNEY

SHARON G. FLAKE

EKUA HOLMES

J. DILLARD

DHONIELLE CLAYTON

DON TATE

COZBI A. CABRERA

TRACEY BAPTISTE

TRACY DEONN

Participants

SUPPORT THE 29TH ANNUAL AFRICAN AMERICAN CHILDREN'S BOOK FAIR PARTICIPANTS – PRESERVE A LEGACY BUY A BOOK

TAMI CHARLES

BRYAN COLLIER

TORREY MALDONADO

CHARNELLE PINKNEY BARLOW

FLOYD COOPER

CAROLE BOSTON WEATHERFORD

JERRY CRAFT

IBI ZOBOI

OLUGBEMISOLA RHUDAY-PERKOVICH

PAULA CHASE HYMAN

DERRICK BARNES

ERIC VELASQUEZ

KELLY STARLING LYONS

JERRY PINKNEY

GLORIA JEAN PINKNEY

TRICIA ELAM WALKER

WADE HUDSON

CHERYL WILLIS HUDSON

RENÉE WATSON

LYNNETTE MAWHINNEY

PAMELA M.TUCK

LEAH HENDERSON

APRIL HARRISON

E. B. LEWIS

FREDERICK JOSEPH

GORDON C. JAMES

ANDREA DAVIS PINKNEY

BRIAN PINKNEY

SHARON G. FLAKE

EKUA HOLMES

J. DILLARD

DHONIELLE CLAYTON

DON TATE

COZBI A. CABRERA

TRACEY BAPTISTE

TRACY DEONN

Support The African American Children's Book Project

Click the button to purchase books of all of the book fair authors and illustrators. Proceed of your purchase supports the activities of The African American Children's Book Project. Our bookseller is the Literary Cafe - Books & Events who specializes in Black children's books - preschool to young adult, hosting and producing literary events.

PRESERVE A LEGACY - BUY A BOOK

SPONSORS

We celebrate our 2021 sponsors of the 29th African American Children’s Book Fair. If you would like to be a sponsor for our upcoming events contact: 
The Literary Media and Publishing Consultants – info@theliterarycafe.org or call (215) 878-BOOK.

To learn more about about our sponsors click on their logo.
ABOUT THE PROJECT

The African American Children’s Book Project was created in 1992 to promote and preserve children’s literature written by or about African Americans.

ABOUT THE PROJECT

The African American Children’s Book Project was created in 1992 to promote and preserve children’s literature written by or about African Americans.

I read to see me
Vanesse Lloyd-Sgambati

Founder, The African American Children’s Book Project

The African American Children’s Book Project (AACBP) has supported the literary needs of children since 1992. The non-profit was created to promote and preserve children’s literature written by or about African Americans. The AACBP believes A BOOK OPENS UP A WORLD OF OPPORTUNITIES.

At AACBP, we know that early access to books plays an important role in building lifelong readers. We collaborate with authors, illustrators, publishers, booksellers, educators, consumers, libraries, non-profits and corporations to promote literacy programs across the country.

Our stellar programs include:

  • Book fairs
  • Book signings
  • Workshops
  • I Read To See Me program (author/illustrator virtual/in-school visits)
  • Educating consumers on trends/resources in youth literature
  • Guidance on establishing home libraries
  • Advocacy initiatives to promote Black literature around the world

On Saturday February 5 , 2022, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., we will host the 30th Annual African American Children’s Book Fair — one of the oldest and largest single-day events for diverse children’s books in the country. The featured authors and illustrators have produced some of the best books of our generation that celebrate the achievements and contributions of Black Americans in this country.

Parents who attended the book fair as youth now bring their children because they know the power of reading books that reflect their culture and heritage.

During 2020, many parents called the African American Children’s Book Fair “a lifesaver” for their children who turned to home libraries, curated over the years from attending the African American Children’s Book Fair, to get a reprieve from electronics — while still learning. Parents and teachers also reached out to the AACBP for recommendations on age-appropriate books to teach children about race and social justice issues.

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BLACK BOOKS ARE – COMING December 4, 2021
11:00-3:00 pm EST

 

Registration opens November 19, 2021

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(215) 878-2665

Sponsorship

For more information, contact:

The Literary Media & Publishing Consultants

(215) 878-2665

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