Reginald F. Lewis Museum African American Children's Book Fair


Scheduled Activities:

Author/Illustrator Presentations

1:30 p.m. – Opening Ceremonies

  • Welcoming Remarks by Dr. Carla Hayden, CEO, Enoch Pratt Free Library
  • Literacy Hip Hop Performance by Christopher Jones, Culture Kingdom Kids
  • Reading & Basketball Demonstration with former Harlem Globetrotter Charles “Choo” Smith

2:30 p.m. - The Magic of Illustrating a Story with Floyd Cooper

3:30 p.m. – Pencil, Paper, Pen, Page:  The Art and Words of Illustrator, James Ransome and Author, Lesa Cline-Ransome


Art Activities

1 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Book Making Craft Activities

2 p.m. to 4 p.m. - “Majestic Moments" Activity Corner

                    (face painting, storytime and art with author Gigi Kiett of A Goddess Journey)

Story Readings with Community Authors and Illustrators

1:15 p.m.          James A. Merritt

2:15 p.m.          Charisse Carney-Nunes

3:15 p.m.          Shadra Strickland

Children’s Book Bazaar

1 p.m. to 4 pm.  Meet authors and illustrators while shopping for children’s books. Barnes & Noble Booksellers will be selling books, and free books will also be given out during the fair (limited supply).

Important Information: 

Free program.
In conjunction with Defining Moments.

Date and Time
Saturday, May 4, 1:00 pm
Contact Information
For more information call 443-263-1829