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Thank you for finding your way to the homepage of the Beautiful Blackbird Children’s Book Festival! We are so grateful that you’re here. Last summer, our inaugural Festival* reached over 100,000 people, virtually, and we’re looking forward to making an even bigger impact this year. Our planning committee is hard at work planning for the 2021 Festival, which will be kicking off in August, 2021. While you’re waiting for the 2021 Festival, you can explore the website for information and videos from last year’s festival. Stay tuned here for updates about the inspiration and glory that’s to come this summer!
The support of our community is invaluable to us. If you’d like to support this work, please click the donation button at the top of the page to contribute to this Festival that affirms the life and legacy of Black authors, illustrators, and readers!
*This recording of Ashley Bryan’s Beautiful Blackbird is used with the permission of Kane-Lewis Productions, producer of the film I Know a Man … Ashley Bryan. www.vimeo.com/ondemand/ashleybryan