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 By Ashley Bryan, Ashley Bryan (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Ashley Bryan, Ashley Bryan (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780689847318
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - January 1st, 2003

Going Down Home with Daddy By Kelly Starling Lyons, Daniel Minter (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781561459384
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Peachtree - April 2nd, 2019

Auntie Luce's Talking Paintings By Francie LaTour, Ken Daley (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Francie LaTour, Ken Daley (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781773060415
Availability: At Our Partner Warehouse - Usually Ships in 4-8 Business Days
Published: Groundwood Books - October 1st, 2018

Overground Railroad By Lesa Cline-Ransome, James E. Ransome (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823438730
Availability: At Our Partner Warehouse - Usually Ships in 4-8 Business Days
Published: Holiday House - January 7th, 2020

Sing a Song: How Lift Every Voice and Sing Inspired Generations By Kelly Starling Lyons, Keith Mallett (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525516095
Availability: At Our Partner Warehouse - Usually Ships in 4-8 Business Days
Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - August 6th, 2019

Wherever I Go By Mary Wagley Copp, Munir D. Mohammed (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534419193
Availability: At Our Partner Warehouse - Usually Ships in 4-8 Business Days
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - April 21st, 2020

When Stars Are Scattered By Victoria Jamieson, Omar Mohamed, Victoria Jamieson (Illustrator), Iman Geddy (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Victoria Jamieson, Omar Mohamed, Victoria Jamieson (Illustrator), Iman Geddy (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780525553908
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Dial Books - April 14th, 2020

Magnificent Homespun Brown: A Celebration By Samara Cole Doyon, Kaylani Juanita (Illustrator) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780884487975
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Tilbury House Publishers - January 7th, 2020

$12.95
SKU: 9780999235027