3rd Annual African American Children’s Book Fair



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A rare chance for children to experience the world of kids' literature focused on African Americans and people of other ethnicities. The event is fun-filled, while exposing children to their diverse world, and kids who look like them, through children's books and illustrations. Enjoy author readings, illustration workshops by illustrators, cultural performances, and craft activities. Purchase hard-to-find titles in the Book Village. Free children’s books will be distributed while supplies last.  Special guests include poet Eloise Greenfield. Celebrity reader is Dr. Gregory E. Thornton, CEO of Baltimore City Public Schools.

This program is presented in partnership with Baltimore City Schools, Enoch Pratt Free Library, and Mocha Moms Inc. Sponsored by BGE. Free museum admission 12-4pm. For all ages!


  • Deborah Taylor, Coordinator of School & Student Services of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, will lead a workshop on how to choose multicultural children’s books
  • Reading literacy information, provided by Reading Partners Baltimore
  • Live performance by Uncle Devin and Drum Tales
  • Toddlers' activity area, provided by The Walters Museum
  • Games, artifacts, and craft activities provided by The National Aquarium
  • Anthony Hobbs narrates a story by LaMarr Darnell Shields
  • Interactive story activities by teaching artist Culture Queen of Culture Kingdom Kids

Authors and Illustrators Scheduled to Appear:

Everett Todd AdamsLori Lee Nelson
Tameka Fryer BrownJerdine Nolen
Floyd CooperJared Parks
Tara Doaty-MundellSherika Sadler
Zetta ElliotLaMarr Darnell Shields
Eloise GreenfieldShadra Strickland
Edward L. JeffersonKinya Shakur Travis
Kerry G. JohnsonLinda Trice
London LaddRenee Watson
James A. MerrittCarol Boston Weatherford
Frank Morrison 


View clips from the 2014 African American Children’s Book Fair:

Produced by students of the Root Branch Production & Film Academy.


Date and Time
Saturday, May 9, 12:00 pm
Contact Information
For more information call 443-263-1800