In its 28th year, African American Children’s Book Fair draws thousands

When the African American Children’s Book Fair started in Philadelphia 28 years ago, Tonya Bolden was among the authors who was there, then a fledgling writer with only a couple of books...."The people who come, I often feel like they’re family. They come year after year.” Kacia Gibson, 9, reads a book while shopping at the African American Children's Book Fair at the Community College of Philadelphia on Feb.1, 2020.