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A Celebration of Black Children's Literature

African-American youth reading a book in front of a bookshelf at New Jersey library.

Saturday, February 17, 2024

12:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Price: Free

Montclair Public Library

50 S Fullerton Ave
Montclair, NJ 07042

Montclair Public Library

Event Description

Join "Just Us Books" for an afternoon featuring panel presentations, author readings, book signings and more by award-winning authors, illustrators, and literary artists.

Featured Authors and Illustrators include:

  • Rita Williams-Garcia
  • Eric Velasquez
  • Denise Lewis Patrick
  • Sharon Dennis Wyeth
  • Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich
  • Katura Hudson
  • Toney Jackson
  • George Ford
  • Valerie Wilson Wesley
  • Wade Hudson
  • Cheryl Willis Hudson
  • Torrey Maldonado

Books will be available for sale and signing.

NJ Proudly Celebrates
Black History Month

Black History Month is an annual observance in February that celebrates the achievements and contributions of African Americans to American history, culture, and society. Established in 1926 by historian Carter G. Woodson; Black History Month reflects on the struggles, highlights the triumphs, and provides inspiration to future generations.

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