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.