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Latinx Kidlit Book Festival

  • Date: December 9-10, 2021
  • Location: Online
  • Registration Price: Free
  • Black YA Authors in Attendance: Emery Lee, Maya Motayne, Natasha Diaz, Saraciea J. Fennell

Trinity Prep Author Fest

  • Date: February 4, 2022
  • Location: Virtual
  • Registration Price: Free
  • Black YA Authors in Attendance: TBD

African American Children’s Book Fair

  • Date: February 5, 2022
  • Location: TBD
  • Registration Price: Free

New Orleans Book Festival

  • Date: March 10-12, 2022
  • Location: Online
  • Registration Price: Free
  • Black YA Authors in Attendance: TBD

Virginia Festival of the Book

  • Date: March 16-20, 2022
  • Location: Virtual
  • Registration Price: Free
  • Black YA Authors in Attendance: TBD

North Texas Teen Book Festival

  • Date: March 2022
  • Location: Virtual
  • Registration Price: Free
  • Black YA Authors in Attendance: TBD

Penguin Teen Book Fest

  • Date: Winter 2022
  • Location: Virtual
  • Registration Price: Free
  • Black YA Authors in Attendance: TBD

LA Festival of Books

  • Date: April 23-24, 2022
  • Location: Virtual
  • Registration Price: Free
  • Black YA Authors in Attendance: TBA

National Antiracist Book Festival

  • Date: April 30, 2022
  • Location: Virtual
  • Registration Price: Free
  • Black YA Authors in Attendance: TBA

YallWest

  • Date: April 30, 2022
  • Location: Santa Monica, CA
  • Registration Price: General Attendance Free, Keynotes TBD
  • Black YA Authors in Attendance: TBA

San Antonio Book Festival

  • Date: May 21, 2022
  • Location: Virtual
  • Registration Price: Free
  • Black YA Authors in Attendance: TBD

Orlando Book Festival

  • Date: Spring 2022
  • Location: Virtual
  • Registration Price: Free
  • Black YA Authors in Attendance: TBD

St. Louis Teen Book Festival

  • Date: Spring 2022
  • Location: Virtual
  • Registration Price: Free
  • Black YA Authors in Attendance: TBD

Brooklyn Caribbean Book Festival

  • Date: Spring 2022
  • Location: Online
  • Registration Price: Free
  • Black YA Authors in Attendance: TBD

Greater Rochester Teen Book Fest

  • Date: Spring 2022
  • Location: Online
  • Registration Price: Free
  • Black YA Authors in Attendance: TBA

Cymera Festival

  • Date: June 3-5, 2022
  • Location: Online
  • Registration Price: TBD
  • Black YA Authors in Attendance: TBD

Edelweiss Bookfest

  • Date: June 2022
  • Location: Online
  • Registration Price: Free

Bronx Book Festival

  • Date: June 2022
  • Location: Online
  • Registration Price: Free
  • Black YA Authors in Attendance: TBD

Pride Book Festival

  • Date: June 2022
  • Location: Online
  • Registration Price: Free
  • Black YA Authors in Attendance: TBD
  • Black Agents in Attendance: TBD

Schomburg Book Festival

  • Date: June 2022
  • Location: Online
  • Registration Price: Free
  • Black YA Authors in Attendance: TBD

Black Writers Weekend

  • Date: August 4-7, 2022
  • Location: Online / Atlanta, GA
  • Registration Price: TBD
  • Black YA Authors in Attendance: TBD

FIYAHCON + IGNYTE Awards 

  • Date: Fall 2022
  • Location: Online
  • Registration Price: Fringe Pass – Free / Weekend Pass TBD
  • Black YA Authors in Attendance: TBD
  • Black Agents Repping YA in Attendance: TBD

Ake Arts & Book Festival

  • Date: Fall 2022
  • Location: Online
  • Registration Price: Free
  • Black YA Authors in Attendance: N/A

YALSA Symposium

  • Date: Fall 2022
  • Location: Online
  • Registration Price: Free
  • Black YA Authors in Attendance: TBD

Portland Book Festival

  • Date: Fall 2022
  • Location: Online
  • Registration Price: Free
  • Black YA Authors in Attendance: TBD

YallFest

  • Date: November 12-13, 2022
  • Location: Charleston, SC
  • Registration Price: Free
  • Black YA Authors in Attendance: TBD

Miami Book Fair

  • Date: Fall 2022
  • Location: Online
  • Registration Price: Free
  • Black YA Authors in Attendance: TBD

Well-Read Black Girl Festival

  • Date: Fall 2021
  • Location: Online
  • Registration Price: Free
  • Black YA Authors in Attendance: TBD