2019 Theme: CREATING A LEGACY
The Sixth Annual Sacramento Black Book Fair (SBBF) will include book signings, talks by each featured writer, cultural vendors, workshop session, a fun kids zone, a community parade, poetry readings, writers’ chat rooms; writers’ circles, and art displays. SBBF will feature more than fifty authors of African descent, showcasing and highlighting a diverse spectrum of authors and literature, from contemporary and historical fiction, to anthologies, poetry, academic books; children’s stories and books, non-fiction to biographies, self-help, and inspirational, and religious.
Saturday, June 1st begin the day with Books on Parade, a family friendly short walk around the neighborhood. The parade will assemble at 9:30AM at WCIC featuring the awesome, Natomas High School Nighthawk Band and Drum Corp. Community members are encouraged to bring books by Black authors for our Book Drive and deposit them at the WCIC registration desk. The walk will begin at 10:00AM, and end sharply at 10:30AM at the Kids Zone, located at the Brickhouse Art Gallery. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
The Kids Zone: Children’s Fun & Literacy Area, will be located at the Brickhouse Art Gallery, 2837 36th Street, Sacramento, CA 95817 Saturday, June 1st 11:00AM-5:30PM. The Kids Zone will feature storytelling, reading, book give-a-ways, face painting, music, games, books, poetry, storytelling, computers, African drumming, bubbles and much more. Young children must be accompanied by an adult. Free and open to all. See attached document.
· Betty Charbonnet Reid Soskin is an author, composer, singer, social and political activist, entrepreneur, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, historian, blogger, public speaker, and National Park Service Ranger.
· Bill Fletcher Jr. is a labor activist and scholar. A welder by training, he has worked for several labor unions, including the AFL-CIO, where he was on the senior staff of the national office, and has served as president of TransAfrica Forum.
· Christene Brown is a renowned for her semi-autobiographical film “Another Planet”, and her novels: Two Women and Philomena Unloved.
· Jesse Byrd is a 30-year-young African American storyteller and a dual native of California and Louisiana.
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