Fourth Annual African American Children’s Book Fair


Dive into the world of kids’ literature focused on African Americans and people of other ethnicities on Saturday, May 14 at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum in downtown Baltimore. Enjoy author readings, illustration workshops, live performances, and craft activities. Purchase hard-to-find titles in the Book Village. Miss Black Maryland USA 2016, Ashlee Thomas, will be one of the celebrity readers.

Participating Maryland authors and illustrators include:

Everett Todd Adams

Bryan Collier

12-year old Ali Da

Costa Jerdine Nolen

Shadra Strickland

Carole Boston-Weatherford

Family Sekou Afrika

Tiffany Alexander

Rebecca Bishop

Shenell Bolden

Marjuan Canady

Veronica Chapman

Delores Connor

Israel Cook

Floyd Cooper

Jerry Craft

Frantz Derenoncourt

Shawna Doyle

Zetta Elliott

Sharon Flake

Gina Humbler

Kenji L. Jackson

London Ladd

Kelly Starling Lyons

James Ransome

Lena Cline Ransome

Sherika Sadler

Renee Watson

Jeff Weatherford

Mariama Whack

A free children’s book per family will be distributed while supplies last.

This free event goes from 12 p.m.-4 p.m.

Sponsored by BGE with support from Comcast, and Harford County Public Library System. Presented in partnership with Baltimore City Public Schools, Baltimore County Public Schools, Baltimore County Public Library, Enoch Pratt Free Library, and Mocha Moms Inc.

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