21st Annual African American Children’s Book Fair

The 21st Annual African American Children's Book Fair was held Feb. 9, 2013 at Community College of Philadelphia.

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Vanesse Lloyd-Sgambati is the founder of the African American Children's Book Fair, which is held every February at the Community College of Philadelphia.
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Despite a Nor'easter, more than two thousand people attended the 21st Annual African American Children's Book Fair this year.
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Jayden Mack, 5, with two of his new books. His mom said he's the top reader in his class.
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Tory Flanagan (center) contemplates which book to buy.
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Chauntisse Ewing, 6 of Northeast Philly, checks out a book.
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NBC10's Monique Braxton leads the reading circle.
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The reading circle drew the attention of the young and old.
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Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds-Brown stopped by the book fair.
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Vanesse Lloyd-Sgambati does a runway walk in the reading circle.
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Author Al Hunter Jr. talks with Debbie Repak about his book, "Though Shalt Not Steal: The Life and Times of a Rifle-Armed Negro League Catcher."
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Ronald McDonald made an appearance.
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Illustrator James E. Ransome holds up a book he worked on, "Light in the Darkness: A Story About How Slaves Learned in Secret."
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From left, Monique Braxton, Blondell Reynolds-Brown, Cheryl Wadlington, Faatimah Abdul-Haqq and Vanesse Lloyd-Sgambati.
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NBC10's Monique Braxton with children's book illustrator Elizabeth Zunon.
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Sharyn Flanagan with her daughter, Tory.
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The line to pick out books and reading items.
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The NBC10 Peacock posed for photos.
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More than two dozen authors partook in the book fair.
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