6th Annual African American Children's Book Fair

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6th Annual African American Children's Book Fair

Saturday, May 5, 10:00 am to 4 pm

Join us for a fun-filled day focused on kids’ literature about African Americans and people of other ethnicities. Enjoy author readings, illustration workshops, live performances, and art activities. Purchase hard-to-find titles in the Book Village.

FREE EVENT

 

CELEBRITY READER: Ilyasah Shabazz, Daughter of Malcolm X, Author - Betty Before X

 

RSVP to let us know you are coming.

Click for a look at last year's book fair - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5EPcDockDs&feature=youtu.be

 

 

Schedule:

Performances and Readings (10:30 am to 4pm)

 

11:00 am

Bubble Show -Mark Angelo Askew

12:30 pm

Callaloo Puppet Show with Callaloo Puppets

1:00pm

Join Ilyasah Shabazz (Malcolm X’s daughter)  for a celebrity reading and book signing of Betty Before X.


1:30 pm Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut by Derrick D. Barnes (2018 Ezra Jack Keats Winner)

2:30pm

Uncle Devin Drum Tales Performance

  

Workshops for Kids

 

12:30 pm

Illustration Workshop with Frank Morrison

2:30 pm

Comic Book Workshop with The East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention (ECBACC)

Additional Book Fair Activities (10:00am to 4:00pm)

  • Make and Take Book Making Art Workshop with Book Making Artist Liz Wolfe

  • Drop In Art Activity with the Walters Art Museum

  • Colgate Bright Smiles Bright Futures Van- Free Dental Screenings for Children 12 and under

The Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures dental van will provide FREE dental screenings, oral health education and treatment referrals for local children 12 and under.  Children will receive a free oral care kit which includes a toothbrush, toothpaste and activity sheets.  

  • Enoch Pratt Book Mobile

  • Preschoolers with Baltimore County Library( Woodlawn Branch) - music, movement and a story

  • Storytime Corner  with Authors

 

 

Guest Author and Illustrator Links:

Ilyasah Shabazz

https://aalbc.com/authors/author.php?author_name=Ilyasah+Al-Shabazz

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/kidspost/betty-before-x-tells-the-story-of-civil-rights-leader-as-a-girl/2018/02/20/a977d7b0-0c42-11e8-95a5-c396801049ef_story.html?utm_term=.5c06ff0eb47b

 

Derrick Barnes

https://derrickdbarnes.com/

https://derrickdbarnes.com/books/

 

Carole Boston Weatherford  & Jeff Weatherford

https://cbweatherford.com/

 

Vanessa Brantley Newton

http://painted-words.com/portfolio/vanessa-brantley-newton/

 

Bryan Collier

http://www.simonandschuster.com/authors/Bryan-Collier/47727480

 

Gwendolyn Hooks

http://gwendolynhooks.com/

 

Wade and Cheryl Hudson

http://www.justusbooksonlinestore.com/founders/

 

London Ladd

https://www.londonladd.com/


Kelly Starling Lyons

http://www.kellystarlinglyons.com/

 

Frank Morrison

http://painted-words.com/portfolio/frank-morrison/

 

Jerdine Nolen

https://www.jerdinenolen.com/

 

Javaka Steptoe

http://www.javaka.com/

 

Shadra Strickland

http://www.jumpin.shadrastrickland.com/

 

Renee Watson

http://www.reneewatson.net/books-draft/

 

 

Other Participating Authors

 

Robyn  Abdusamad

https://www.amazon.com/Zaynabs-Enchanted-Scarf-Robyn-Abdusamad/dp/069283723X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1520967152&sr=8-1&keywords=zaynab%27s+enchanted+scar

 

Donovan Anderson

https://www.juniorsread.com/juniors-read-titles/

 

Aisha Toombs

Nerdibunny.com

 

Sherrita Berry -Pettus

www.booksbymrsberry-pettus.com

 

Damyionne Brown

www.thebookofaida.com

 

 

Shenell Bolden

https://www.amazon.com/Little-Scientist-Girls-Science-Collection/dp/1499363117#productDescription_secondary_view_div_1490781984907

 

Ralph Burgess

http://www.blacknews.com/news/cool_calvin101.shtml#.WtEcJojwaM9


Callaloo Kids

www.callalookids.com

 

Veronica Chapman

http://www.mycourageousfaith.com/


ECBACC

www.ecbacc.com

 

Charlene Fadirepo

http://www.ayomoneyjarbook.com/

http://www.ayomoneyjarbook.com/press/

 

Michael Hickman

http://www.readupamerica.com/books/

 

Kenji Jackson

http://www.bksworldwide.net/

 

Daneace Jeffery

www.ellabooks.weebly.com

 

Tracy Jones

http://youngstems.com/products/

 

Antoinette Lawrence

https://www.amlbooks.com/

 

Stephen McGill

TeamPwrs.com

 

Natasha Moulton and Julian English

http://www.nolimitsnoboundaries.net

 

Chukwuemeka Nonso Nzegwu

 

Steph Ox

www.thebedtimeseries.com

 

Lexi P

www.curlanistas.com

 

Phallon Perry

www.phallonperry.com

 

Evan Roberts

www.ejrbooks.com

 

James Tates

www.beyondw8loss.com

 

Roland Taylor

https://books.google.com/books/about/The_Hip_Hop_Chess_Master.html?id=hBuDDgAAQBAJ

 

Van White

http://www.listofheroes.com/

 

JD Wright

DanaClarkColors.com


Crystal Swain-Bates

www.crystalswainbates.com

 

Participating Organizations

Baltimore County Public Library

Enoch Pratt Free Public Library

Colgate Bright Smiles Bright Future

Mocha Moms

Walters Art Museum

 

 

 

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Date and Time
Saturday, May 5, 10:00 am
Contact Information
For more information call 443-263-1800
Admission
Included with museum admission