By Cherri Gregg
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The 21st Annual African American Children’s Book Fair kicks off tomorrow at the Community College of Philadelphia.
“Many people come and spend the afternoon, so we want to entertain them, engage them, but empower them through books,” says Project founder Vanesse Lloyd Sgamdati .
Sgamdati says even though the book fair is the oldest and largest fair of its kind, they keep adding new flavors to keep the crowds coming back every year, like workshops with authors who present books on a range of issues such as bullying and fashion.
“David Miller is presenting his book about Khalil who experienced bulling at school and had an interesting way of dealing with it. And we have a “Diva Girls” workshop with Cheryl Wadlington.”
The fair runs from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday at the Community College of Philadelphia and admission is free. For more info, go to TheAfricanAmericanChildrensBookProject.org.