January 28

Howard Middle School

Orangeburg, South Carolina

January 31

Florida Gulf Coast University Literary Festival

Fort Myers, Florida

February 1

African American Children’s Book Fair

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


February 7-9

 SCBWI Mid Winter Conference

New York, New York

February 11

Washington Street Elementary

Hartsville, SC

February 15


Little Rock, Arkansas

February 26-28

Collierville School District

Collierville, TN


July 23

Wake Forest-Freedom School

Winston-Salem, NC

August 3 

Novel Bookstore-Backpack Drive

Memphis, TN

August 6

University of Maryland Baltimore County

Summer Teacher Institute

Baltimore, MD

August 28

The Story Shop

Monroe, GA

August 29

Avid Bookshop

Athens, GA)

August 30

Little Shop of Stories

Decatur, GA

August 31 

Decatur Book Festival

Decatur, GA

September 4

Barnes &Noble

Frisco, TX

September 5

Blue Willow Books

Houston, TX

September 29-October 1, 2019
Tennessee Association of School Librarians Conference
Murfreesboro, TN

October 11-13

Southern Festival of Books

Nashville, TN


January 31

Belmont Hills Elementary
Faust Elementary

Bensalem, PA

February 2
Children’s Book Fair
Philadelphia, PA

February 5, 2019

Meadow Ridge Elementary

Minneapolis, MN

February 9
Cincinnati Public

Cincinnati, Ohio

February 16
Richland Public Library

Columbia, SC

February 21
Turn the Page
Johnson Elementary

Kansas City, MO

February 23

WEB DuBois Ctr /
Black Author’s
Network and Art Fair

Kansas City, MO

March 6
Schenk Elementary

Madison, WI


March 7-9

South Carolina State Librarians Conference

Columbia, SC


March 20

Appalachian Academy at Middle Fork

Walkertown, NC


April 9-10

Winthrop Rockefeller Elementary School

Little Rock Central High

Little Rock, AR


April 15-17

Texas Library Association Conference

Austin, TX

April 19-20

Unbound Book Festival

Columbia, MO


May 16-18

Highland Park Elementary
Federal Way Library
Issaquah Library

Seattle, WA


May 29-30

Book Expo of America

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center

New York, NY


June 25-26

Robertson Center @ The Success Academy

New York, NY

June 27-29

American Libray Association Conference

50th Anniversary of the Coretta Scott King Award

Washington, D.C.


February 2nd

26th Annual African American Children’s Book Fair

Philadelphia, PA


February 27

Oakhurst STEAM Academy

Charlotte, NC


March 2nd 

Midland Academy

Emanuel Preparatory School of Math and Science

Columbus, GA


March 12

Winding Springs Elementary

Charlotte, NC


March 17

Roosevelt Union Free School District

Roosevelt, NY


March 19-20

North Carolina Reading Association Conference

Raliegh, NC


March 26-27

Alief Independent Schools

Houston, TX

  • Alexander Elementary
  • Hicks Elementary
  • Sneed Elementary
  • Holub Elemantary
  • Smith Elementary
  • Kilough Elementary


April 11-13

Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival

Ezra Jack Keats Awards Ceremony

University of Southern Mississippi

Hattiesburg, MS


April 20-21

Salisbury University’s 17th Annual Children’s and Young Adult Literature Festival

Salisbury, MD


April 23rd

Roosevelt Union Free School District

Roosevelt, NY


May 5th 
Annual African American Children’s Book Fair
Reginald F. Lewis Museum

Baltimore, MD

May 21
Brookside Charter School

Kansas City, MO

 June 9th
IWE Festival
Southern University

Baton Rouge, LA

June 21-26
ALA Annual Conference
  • Coretta Scott King Award Breakfast

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

New Orleans, LA

August 24-25

Tulisoma Book Fair and Arts Festival

South Dallas, TX


September 14-15
Kansas City Kansas Public Library
Library In The Park
Big 11 Lake Park

Kansas City, KS

September 24-25
Omaha Public Schools & Buffett Early Childhood Institute
Omaha, NE

September 26
Chandler View Elementary
Druid Hill Elementary
Omaha, NE

September 28-29
Cleveland Public Library -Main Branch-LSW Auditorium

Cleveland , OH

October 17-18
Virginia Children’s Book Festival
Farmville, VA 

October 23rd

Greensboro Day School
Greensboro, NC

October 25

Kirkus Reviews Prize

Award Ceremony-Central Library

Austin, TX

October 27

11th National Black Book Festival

Featured Children’s Book Author

Houston, TX

November 1-2

Lillington-Shawtown Elementary School


3rd Biennial Sandhills Children’s Literature Symposium

Campbell University

Buies Creek, NC

November 4

Montclair Kimberley Academy

Scholastic  Book Fair

Montclair, NJ

November 8

Rosewood Elementary

Columbia SC


May 13, 20017

Black Male Development Symposium

Arcadia University

Philadelphia, PA

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