When I See Me BIPOC Children’s Book Fair

When I See Me BIPOC Children's Book Fair

Children need to see themselves reflected in the stories they read. This need is especially true for children of color. According to research conducted by the Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC), only 39% of children’s books published in 2022 featured Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) children as the main character. In 2018, BIPOC representation was only 23%.

In an effort to bridge the gap, When I See Me BIPOC Children’s Book Fair was created to pique children’s curiosity, boost their confidence, and enhance their ability to connect with the world around them by featuring books with characters that look like them.

The inaugural event is Saturday, July 27, 2024 in Dayton, Ohio. The day includes

  • Author signings
  • Fun activities that encourage reading and writing
  • Giveaways
  • Panel discussions for aspiring children’s book authors
  • And more!
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