African-American Children's Book Fair
A Book Opens Up a World of Opportunities
The African American Children's Book Project (AACBP) has supported the literary needs of children since 1992. The non-profit was created to promote and preserve childrens literature written by or about African Americans. The AACBP believes a book opens up a world of opportunities.
At AACBP, we know that early access to books plays an important role in building lifelong readers. We collaborate with authors, illustrators, publishers, booksellers, educators, consumers, libraries, non-profits and corporations to promote literacy programs across the country.
Our stellar programs include:
- Book fairs.
- Book signings.
- I Read To See Me program (author/illustrator virtual/in-school visits).
- Educating consumers on trends/resources in youth literature.
- Guidance on establishing home libraries.
- Advocacy initiatives to promote Black literature around the world.
Note: The above descriptive information came from the organization's home page.
In The News
- Thirty years filling Black children’s arms with books, Philadelphia Sunday Sun, February 18, 2022.
- Annual African American Children’s Book Fair, NBC-10, February 3, 2016.
- Facebook: @theafricanamericanchildrensbookfair.org
- Facebook: @TheAfricanAmericanChildrensBookProject
- Online Store: The Literary Cafe (at Bookshop)
- Twitter: @AACBookFair