This Event Celebrated Literacy, Community and Culture
Malcolm X College, in partnership with the Black Authors Guild and Chicago Public Schools Parent University, hosted nearly 40 Black children’s book authors from around the country for an event that includes free workshops, conversations, book fair, and more on Saturday, February 12, at the college (1900 W. Jackson Street in Chicago). The authors shared details on their projects and its impact on culture.
“The voices of our Black storytellers have historically been excluded from the mainstream and that’s why I’m so proud to partner with the Black Authors Guild to host nearly 40 Black Children’s book authors at Malcolm X College as part of our Black History Month celebrations,” said David Sanders, President of Malcolm X College. “The power of books is undeniable and for our community to meet these amazing authors, in-person, sharing their Black voices in the form of children’s books is sure to inspire all of us and especially our youth.”
The writer workshops will be on topics that include: writing, selling and even illustrating your own book. Event goers will get an inside look at the stellar line up of some of the best and the brightest authors from the children’s literary community.
All of the books are written and illustrated by Black literary creators. Books can be purchased as well.