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Brooklyn Caribbean Book Festival

  • Date: May 2, 2021
  • Location: Online
  • Registration Price: Free
  • Black YA Authors in Attendance: Ciannon Smart

Greater Rochester Teen Book Fest

  • Date: May 15, 2021
  • Location: Online
  • Registration Price: Free
  • Black YA Authors in Attendance: Rena Barron, Brittney Morris, J. Elle, Namina Forna

Cymera Festival

  • Date: June 4-6, 2021
  • Location: Online
  • Registration Price: £25 Early Bird Purchase by April 2, 2021 / £35 After Early Bird
  • Black YA Authors in Attendance: Ciannon Smart

FIYAHCON + IGNYTE Awards 

  • Date: September 16-19, 2021
  • Location: Online
  • Registration Price: Fringe Pass – Free / Weekend Pass $40
  • Black YA Authors in Attendance: TBD
  • Black Agents Repping YA in Attendance: TBD

Schomburg Book Festival

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

Ake Arts & Book Festival

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

Portland Book Festival

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

Well-Read Black Girl Festival

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

YALSA Symposium

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

Yallwrite

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

Miami Book Fair

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

Latinx Kidlit Book Festival

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

African American Children’s Book Fair

  • Date: Winter 2022
  • Location: TBD
  • Registration Price: Free

Trinity Prep Author Fest

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

North Texas Teen Book Festival

  • Date: Winter 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

Virginia Festival of the Book

  • Date: Winter 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

San Antonio Book Festival

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

LA Festival of Books

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

Yallwest

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