African American Children’s Book Fair

This year, like so many other book festivals, the 29th African American Children’s Book Fair will be virtual. It’s a single day event: Saturday, February 6, 2021, from 10:15 am – 5:45 pm EST.

The festival features an amazing lineup of speakers, including Tracey Baptiste, Leah Henderson, illustrator/writer Bryan Collier, and Torrey Maldonado.

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The African American Children’s Book Fair is one of the oldest and largest single-day events for African-American children’s books in the country and is hosted by the African American Children’s Book Project (AACBP).  The  AACBP, a non-profit organization, was created in 1992 to promote and preserve children’s literature written by or about African Americans.

Click here to register for the festival

Heather Murphy Capps
Heather Murphy Capps has always had a deep appreciation for comfort and elegance. She and Claudia would have run out of money quickly together but would absolutely have been on the same page about taxis and nice restaurants. And of course, solving mysteries about beautiful art. That said, Heather also appreciates Jamie’s love of complication, which is why she spent several years living in rural Kenya and then became a television news reporter, which involved standing for hours in the middle of hurricanes and political battles. Now she’s raising middle-grade readers and writing for them. She loves to read and write books with lots of great science, magic, mystery, and adventure. Heather is the communications coordinator for Mixed-Up Files, as well as creator/curator for our We Need Diverse MG series. She is committed to creating more diversity in publishing.