The Scene: African American Children’s Book Fair

Did you know there are studies floating around out there that show kids who read beyond their normal classwork – yes, like, for fun – often excel in other areas of their lives?That’s right, kids—we’re talkin’ a whole new level…

Did you know there are studies floating around out there that show kids who read beyond their normal classwork – yes, like, for fun – often excel in other areas of their lives?

That’s right, kids—we’re talkin’ a whole new level of cool.

Well, it just so happens that this week, the African American Children’s Book Fair –  a free event featuring book activities alongside nationally known bestselling authors and illustrators – is one of the oldest and largest single-day events for African-American children’s books in the country.

And it’s coming to The City of Brotherly Love.

Author presentations and signings. Free promotional materials. An Our Educator’s Book Giveaway providing brand new books to teachers for use in classrooms and school libraries.

Heading into its 27th year of existence and ballooning to an average annual attendance of about 3,500, the caring, compassionate, no doubt intensely prodigious minds (just think of all the reading they did as kids!) behind the African American Children’s Book Fair, are set for the best (and coolest) educational funfair yet.

Promote the power of learning. Share the joy of reading. Teach your kids what it really means to be cool.

African American Children’s Book Fair | Feb. 2. 1pm. Free. Community College of Philadelphia, 17th and Spring Garden Sts. theafricanamericanchildrensbookproject.org/

– CAL SETAR | @CALSFRO