AUGUST 2 – SEPTEMBER 13
It’s time for the 2nd annual Beautiful Blackbird Children’s Book Festival! This site is your homebase for engaging with all of the wonderful new content we have for you this year. Like last year’s Festival, this program celebrates the voices, artistry, and impact of children’s literature created by and featuring Black people. Just like last year, we’ve been hard at work creating fresh new videos and dreaming up fun activities to help bring the books to life.
We’re giving away even more books this year – over 2,600! We are featuring seven new titles in this year’s Festival, and we’re so excited to introduce you to them. We invite you to take a look around the website to learn more about the books and the illustrators and writers who created them.
New Books! New Crafts! New Dances! New Activities!
Our 2021 Featured Books
Ashley Bryan’s ABC of African American Poetry
Award-winner Ashley Bryan’s collection of inspiring excerpts of poems by celebrated African American poets. Beautifully illustrated with his own tempera and gouache paintings, Ashley Bryan’s unique alphabet book will delight readers of any age.
Read alouds! Interviews with the creators! Art activities! Plus all sorts of educational activities for children and adults alike!
So Tall Within: Sojourner Truth’s Long Walk Toward Freedom
By Gary D. Schmidt & Illustrated by Daniel Minter
Release date for videos and activities. Tune in!