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7th Annual African American Children’s Book Fair

May 11, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

7th Annual African American Children’s Book Fair
Saturday, May 11th
| 10 am to 4 pm | Free Event

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.

About the Book Fair

The Annual African American Children’s Book Fair, is held each year in May, and strives to connect families to high quality books about and for African American children as well as other multicultural populations. We aim to foster a love of reading for families by connecting them with renown and up and coming creators of children’s books.

Let us know you are coming.




Book Village | Make & Take Art and Book Projects | Enoch Pratt Book Mobile | Historical Objects on View

Kids’ Theater Live! Storytime Corner Hands-On Workshops Historical Experiences
 10 AM Mary Had
a Little Glam
Vanessa Brantley Newton
(Sing along)
10:30 AM
11 AM Performance: “The Me I See”
Culture Queen
Amari’s Great Adventures
Deborah Harris
Juicing Workshop
See a demo, sample a green drink and design a drink recipe. Signing with author Shawna Doyle follows. 
11:30 AM Going
Down Home
with Daddy
Kelly Starling Lyons
Harper Counts
Her Blessings

Kristi Guillory Reid
Living History feat. Benjamin Banneker
Animated Kids Presentation: Fennell Family Adventures Nerdi Bunny 
A. Nicole Anderson Toombs

Illustrator’s Workshop

Sketch with Floyd Cooper

Living History feat. Benjamin Banneker
12:30 PM The Adventures of Zoe Greene with Celebrity Reader Cee Cee Michaela The Vienna
Cake Mystery
Charlene A. Joseph
Living History feat. Benjamin Banneker
1 PM Love Double Dutch! Disney Producer Doreen Spicer-Danelly African Safari Counting Book
Jessica Ann
Mitchell Aiwuyor
1:30 PM Just Us Books: How to Select Children’s Books with Cheryl and  Wade Hudson Meditation Activity:
The Adventures of Frankie Fitness
Jason Williams
Comic Book Workshop

Making a superhero family team with the East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention. 
Living History feat. Harriet Tubman
2 PM Performance: Uncle Devin Drum Tales I Know I Can Veronica Chapman
Living History feat. Harriet Tubman
2:30 PM Grandpa Cacao
Elizabeth Zunon
(Chocolate Tasting)
Black Girls Shine
Shavondra Walker
Comic Book Workshop Living History feat. Harriet Tubman
3 PM The Roots of Rap
Frank Morrison
Gary and the
Great Inventors
Akura Marshall
3:30 PM
4 PM

Guest Authors and Illustrators

  Participating Book Vendors

  Participating Book Fair Presenters and Partners




May 11, 2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Reginald F. Lewis Museum
830 E. Pratt St.
Baltimore, 21202 United States
(443) 263-1800