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FIYAHCON + IGNYTE Awards 

  • Date: September 16-19, 2021
  • Location: Online
  • Registration Price: Fringe Pass – Free / Weekend Pass $40
  • Black YA Authors in Attendance: Kalynn Bayron, Roseanne A. Brown, g. haron davis, Ayana Gray, H.D. Hunter, Jordan Ifueko, Tochi Onyebuchi, Bethancy C. Morrow, L.L. McKinney, Sarah Raughley, Karen Strong
  • Black Agents Repping YA in Attendance: Kiki Nguyen

Ake Arts & Book Festival

  • Date: October 28-30, 2021
  • Location: Online
  • Registration Price: Free
  • Black YA Authors in Attendance: N/A

YALSA Symposium

  • Date: November 5-7, 2021
  • Location: Online
  • Registration Price: Free
  • Black YA Authors in Attendance: Bethany C. Morrow, Kekla Magoon, Kimberly Jones

Portland Book Festival

  • Date: November 8-13, 2021
  • Location: Online
  • Registration Price: Free
  • Black YA Authors in Attendance: TBD

YallFest

  • Date: November 12-13, 2021
  • Location: Charleston, SC
  • Registration Price: Free
  • Black YA Authors in Attendance: Dhonielle Clayton, Charlotte Nicole Davis, Tracy Deonn, Namina Forna, Ayana Gray, Jordan Ifueko, Tiffany D. Jackson, Shanna Miles, Danielle Paige, Justin A. Reynolds, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Julian Winters

Miami Book Fair

  • Date: November 14-21, 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: Asha Bromfield, Leah Johnson, Nicola Yoon

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

New Orleans Book Festival

  • Date: March 10-12, 2022
  • 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

National Antiracist Book Festival

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

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

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

Edelweiss Bookfest

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

Black Writers Weekend

  • Date: June 2022
  • Location: Online / Atlanta, GA
  • Registration Price: TBD
  • Black YA Authors in Attendance: TBD

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