By Cherri Gregg

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The African American Children’s Book Fair, which offers thousands of unique books all in one place, is a week away.

In it’s 22nd year, the fair attracts authors and illustrators from across the country.

“This is for all children because the more we learn about each other, the more we learn to co-exist,” says Vanesse Lloyd-Sgambati.

She is the founder of the African American Book Project and says thousands will attend the free book fair, which features a literary salon, reading circle and opportunities to meet your favorite authors:

“We have EB-Lewis, who is from Philadelphia, but has won just about every award in the children’s book world. Floyd Cooper, Tamela Young-Shelton, who is the daughter of Andrew Young, and she wrote about her experience of being a child of the civil rights. And then of course, we have a lot of books that just celebrate being a kid.”

The fair is held at the Community College of Philadelphia on Spring Garden Street and goes from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on February 1st.

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