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About Black Children's Book Week


Black Children’s Book Week is a global celebration of Black children and the people who ensure Black children are represented in books and other children’s media.

The week is administered by Black Baby Books, a platform that makes it easier to discover children’s books with Black characters. 

We invite everyone to join the celebration: parents, guardians, authors, illustrators, publishers, educators, librarians, business people, community advocates, and other advocates for Black children.

Black Children’s Book Week starts on the last Sunday in February every year.

Why Black Children's Book Week?

Watch the video below to hear from Veronica N. Chapman, Founder, Black Children’s Book Week, about why she started this celebration, and how you can join in! This info session took place in January, 2022, and served as the launch of the Black Children’s Book Week concept.

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