2nd Annual African American Children’s Book Fair
Enjoy readings by authors, talks with illustrators, cultural performances, interactive storytelling with a griot, and craft activities to include bookbinding demonstrations by local book artists. Special guests include illustrator and Maryland native Bryan Collier. He presents his latest book, Knock Knock: My Dad’s Dream For Me. The book earned Collier the 2014 Coretta Scott King Book Award for Illustration. There will be a special guest reading by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. This program is presented in partnership with Baltimore City Schools and the Enoch Pratt Free Library. See the schedule of events. Free museum admission 1-4pm. For all ages!
Meet our guest storyteller Linda Goss and Papa Ed Stokes. Here they get the crowd on their feet:
View clips from the 2014 African American Children’s Book Fair:
Produced by students of the Root Branch Production & Film Academy.
Authors and Illustrators scheduled to appear:
- 1:00 to 4:00pm — Craft Activities: The Art of Book Bookbinding. See a book binding demonstration and create your own book with local book artists.
- 1:00pm — Opening Activities
- 1:15 to 2:30pm — Author/Illustrator Readings and Presentations
- 2:00 pm — Reading By Mayor Rawlings-Blake
- 2:30pm — Storytelling with Mama Linda Goss and Papa Ed: Gather 'round My People. Storyteller Linda Goss and multi-instrumentalist Papa Ed Stokes use interactive rhythmic storytelling techniques from the African diaspora. Get ready to participate, learn and enjoy.
- 3:00 to 4:00pm — Author/Illustrator’s Readings and Presentations
This event is sponsored by:
Special thanks to MECU and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts