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Beautiful Blackbird Festival

Print: A Bookstore is proud to be the bookstore partner for the inaugural 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.

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.




Beautiful Blackbird Cover Image
By Ashley Bryan, Ashley Bryan (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780689847318
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - January 1st, 2003

Going Down Home with Daddy Cover Image
ISBN: 9781561459384
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Peachtree Publishing Company - April 1st, 2019

Auntie Luce's Talking Paintings Cover Image
By Francie LaTour, Ken Daley Daley (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781773060415
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Groundwood Books - October 2nd, 2018

Overground Railroad Cover Image
ISBN: 9780823438730
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Holiday House - January 7th, 2020

Sing a Song: How Lift Every Voice and Sing Inspired Generations Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525516095
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - August 6th, 2019

Wherever I Go Cover Image
ISBN: 9781534419193
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - April 21st, 2020

When Stars Are Scattered Cover Image
By Victoria Jamieson, Omar Mohamed, Victoria Jamieson (Illustrator), Iman Geddy (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780525553908
Availability: At Our Partner Warehouse - Usually Ships in 4-8 Business Days
Published: Dial Books - April 14th, 2020

Magnificent Homespun Brown: A Celebration Cover Image
ISBN: 9780884487975
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tilbury House Publishers - January 7th, 2020

SKU: 9780999235027