Oak Park Sacramento Black Book Fair 2015

Published on June 7th, 2015 | by The Sacramento Bee

Authors, poets and readers of all ages turn out for Black Book Fair

Micah Reed emerged from The Brickhouse gallery on Sunday thumbing through a children’s copy of “The Lion King,” one with a yellow stuffed lion attached to the cover. The contented 2-year-old was one of hundreds of African American children who left the second annual Sacramento Black Book Fair with a free book over the weekend.

“There’s not a lot of access to black books, and nearly every book here’s by an African American author,” said Micah’s dad, Michael Reed, a CSU Sacramento communications major.

“Reading opens doors to writing,” added Micah’s mom, Chanel Reed.

Above, From Facebook: Faye Wilson Kennedy encourages people to attend the Second Annual Sacramento Black Book Fair.

Faye Wilson Kennedy



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