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The African American Children's Virtual Book Fair returns on Saturday, June 27. Join us online for a day of family-friendly activities including storytelling, workshops, author talks, art-making activities and literary resources that celebrate diverse book titles embracing black culture and identity! 

Featured Programming and Highlights (click HERE for full schedule):

In Conversation with Celebrity Author Karyn Parson
1 p.m. EST (Live)
Join author and actress Karyn Parson (Fres
h Prince of Bel Air) for a conversation about her novel, How High the Moon, about one black girl's journey to reconnect with her mother and learn the truth about her white father in the tumultuous times of the Jim Crow South. 

The Power of Activism in Children’s Literature
2 p.m. EST (Live)
Join authors Zetta Elliot and Just Us Founders Cheryl Willis-Hudson and Wade Hudson as they discuss the importance of activism in today’s children’s literature as a means to help prepare, heal and activitate their inner selves while growing in this world.

Other Activities

Discover how to draw a horse carousel ride with illustrator Floyd Cooper inspired by his book, A Ride to Remember and facial and body features with illustrator Vashti Harrison from her book, Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History.

Enjoy a musical presentation and reading with author Caroline Brewer from her book,  Darius Daniels! Game On filled with rhymes, rap and riddles.

Find out how to talk with your child about COVID with author and counselor Jenny Delacruz with her story, Momma, Can I Sleep with You Tonight?

Explore STEM careers  for young learners with a reading of Careers from A to Z with Tracy Jones, founder and president of YoungSTEM.