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Black Books Fair

The 2023 Black Voices Book Fair has ended. Please check back in early for 2024 for our next event.


Flyer for book fair: proceeds benefit Shoreline libraries

Join us as we kick off our annual Black Books Fair! Every purchase will benefit putting titles in schools.

Why Black Books?

Though they make up approximately 40% of the US population, less than 10% of children's books released the last 24 years were written by and for people of color. Even more, the Cooperative Children's Book Center of the University of Madison-Wisconsin discovered that children's books published in a given year were 3x more likely to feature an animal or other character than a Black character. When children see mirrors of themselves or positive windows into the world of another, they are able to better develop empathy, more well-rounded narratives and critical thinking skills needed to talk about matters of identity. ( Lastly, books can communicate JOY! There is much to celebrate about community, and by featuring selected books, it helps change the narrative for everyone.

Please purchase a book, support a local bookstore and help put titles back in schools!

Stop by Shorewood High School on February 7, 8, or 9 from 3:00 - 6:00 PM, or place your order online.

Special thanks to Third Place Books for their partnership on this endeavor, and a special thanks to the Shoreline Equity & Family Engagement Department.

**Please don't forget to use coupon code "BV23" so that our Book Fair gets credit!**