Bestselling authors and illustrators converge on Community College of Philadelphia on Saturday for the 22d African American Children's Book Fair.
Participating in the free fair will be about 20 authors and illustrators including Jerry Craft, award-winning syndicated comic-strip cartoonist of Mama's Boyz; My Best Friend illustrator E.B Lewis; Floyd Cooper, illustrator of These Hands; Tonya Bolden, author of Finding Family; Crystal Allen, author of How Lamar's Bad Prank Won a Bubba-Sized Trophy, and more. Author Paula Young Shelton, daughter of former U.N. ambassador Andrew Young, will also participate.
More highlights include the NBC Reading Circle, which will give away new books to children (while supplies last), the Peco Literary Salon, and more. Festivities also include games, prizes, and giveaways.