April 25, 2024



Black Children’s Book Fest: Chapter 2

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Prepare yourselves for the eagerly awaited second installment of the Black Children’s Book Fest, a celebration spotlighting a diverse array of Black Children’s Authors hailing from the vibrant regions of Washington D.C., Maryland, and Virginia!

Scheduled to take place on Saturday, March 30, 2024, from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm, this enriching event promises an engaging lineup of activities and opportunities for families and children to immerse themselves in the world of literature. Hosted at the esteemed Historic Thurgood Marshall Center, located at 1816 12th St NW, Washington, DC 20009, the fest is set to be a hub of creativity and imagination.

Attendees can look forward to live, interactive storytimes presented by talented authors, ensuring an immersive experience that brings narratives to life. Additionally, the fest will feature an array of exciting children’s activities facilitated by LadyBug’s Literacy Lounge, catering to the young and curious minds eager to explore the wonders of storytelling.

One of the highlights of this year’s fest is the introduction of a FREE storytime workshop led by Author/Illustrator Jordan JP Jackson, commencing at 3:00 pm. This exclusive workshop offers children a unique opportunity to delve deeper into the creative process behind storytelling and illustration, fostering a deeper appreciation for the art form.

Moreover, attendees can mingle with the authors themselves through The Vending Spot, where they can not only engage in meet-and-greets but also purchase books and merchandise to cherish the memories of this special event.

Notably, this event is open to the general public and FREE to attend, ensuring accessibility for all who wish to partake in this celebration of literature and culture. Interested participants are encouraged to register in advance through the provided Eventbrite link to secure their spot.

Behind the scenes, the driving force behind this remarkable event is the visionary creator and CEO of 4DMV Kids, and Founder of Black Children’s Books DMV+, who shares her journey from a mom navigating the challenges of the pandemic to becoming a beacon of inspiration for families across the DMV region. With a passion for creating memorable experiences for children and families, she has curated an event that embodies the spirit of community, creativity, and cultural celebration.

As the date draws near, anticipation mounts for what promises to be a day filled with wonder, imagination, and the joy of storytelling. Join them at the Black Children’s Book Fest Chapter 2, as they come together to celebrate the richness and diversity of Black children’s literature in the heart of the DMV.


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