Monday, February 4, 2013

Philadelphia’s 21st Annual African American Children’s Book Fair

The African American Children’s Book Fair is one of the oldest and largest single day events for African American Children's Books in the region. Over 3,500 people attended the event in 2012 and over 20 nationally known bestselling authors/illustrators will participate in the Fair’s events this year, many of which have won the American Library Association Coretta Scott King Award. 

The African American Children's Book Fair will be held on Saturday, February 9, 2013 from 1-3 PM at the Community College of Philadelphia located on 17th Spring Garden Street in Philadelphia, PA. The event is free and opened to the public.

Some confirmed participants include:

Jabari Asim 
Regina Brooks 
Jerry Craft 
Floyd Cooper 
Nancy Devard 
Cheryl Hudson 
Katura Hudson 
Wade Hudson 
Al Hunter 
Kekla Magoon 
David Miller 
Margaree Mitchell 
Marilyn Nelson 
Lesa Cline-Ransome 
James Ransome 
Linda Trice 
Glennette Tilly Turner
Eric Velasquez 
Cheryl Ann Wadlington 
Renee Watson 
Elizabeth Zunon

The afternoon will be jam-packed with activities that promote the power and joy of reading and authors and illustrators will make presentations from their books. The Literary Row will distribute book-related promotional materials through the afternoon. For adults, there will be an information booth that offers resources and trends in children’s book publishing. The Educator’s Book Giveaway will distribute brand new books (while supplies last) to teachers and librarian to use in their classrooms.

For more information about the African American Children’s Book Fair, contact Vanesse Lloyd-Sgambati by phone (215) 878-BOOK or e-mail

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