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Beautiful Blackbird Festival 2021

Print: A Bookstore is proud to be the bookstore partner for the second annual Beautiful Blackbird Children's Book Festival!

Indigo Arts Alliance, an organization committed to cultivating the artistic development of artists of African descent, has launched the Beautiful Blackbird Children’s Book Festival—in homes across the state. The event was created to honor legendary children’s author and illustrator Ashley Bryan whose award-winning picture book Beautiful Blackbird is a celebration of Blackness. Indigo, in partnership with I'm Your Neighbor Books and the Diverse Book Finder, will use the festival to celebrate children’s books and their creators from across the African diaspora. If you purchase two or more copies of the featured books, you'll also receive a free festival tote bag, while supplies last, and 10% of all sales will be donated to Indigo and the festival to support future programming. You can donate to support the festival directly here.

Márcia Minter, Indigo’s co-founder, explains

The Beautiful Blackbird Children’s Book Festival is one of several Indigo programs that brings real, actionable change to the Maine’s arts and culture sector. It is our commitment to raise readers who see themselves reflected in the literature they consume and to cultivate artists who understand the necessity of that representation.

 

Ashley Bryan's ABC of African American Poetry Cover Image
By Ashley Bryan, Ashley Bryan (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780689840456
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - January 1st, 2001

Joseph's Big Ride Cover Image
By Terry Farish, Ken Daley (Illustrator)
$9.95
ISBN: 9781554518050
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Annick Press - September 12th, 2017

Joseph's Big Ride Cover Image
By Terry Farish, Ken Daley (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781554518067
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Annick Press - March 22nd, 2016

Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut (Denene Millner Books) Cover Image
By Derrick Barnes, Gordon C. James (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781572842243
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Agate Bolden - October 10th, 2017

So Tall Within: Sojourner Truth's Long Walk Toward Freedom Cover Image
By Gary D. Schmidt, Daniel Minter (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781626728721
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Roaring Brook Press - September 25th, 2018

Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky (A Tristan Strong Novel, Book 1) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781368042413
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Rick Riordan Presents - September 22nd, 2020

The Red Pencil Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780316247825
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - November 3rd, 2015

Your Name Is a Song Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781943147724
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Innovation Press - July 7th, 2020