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2021

North Texas Teen Book Festival

  • Date: March 6, 2021
  • Location: Virtual
  • Registration Price: Free
  • Black YA Authors in Attendance: Elizabeth Acevedo, Mahogany L. Browne, Elise Bryant, J. Elle, Safia Elhillo, Sharon G. Flake, Namina Forna, Jordan Ifueko, Kimberly Jones, Danielle Paige, Jason Reynolds, Angie Thomas, Renée Watson, Ibi Zoboi

Trinity Prep Author Fest

  • Date: February 5, 2021
  • Location: Virtual
  • Registration Price: Free
  • Black YA Authors in Attendance: Pamela N. Harris, Nic Stone

LA Festival of Books

  • Date: April 17-18, 2021
  • Location: USC Los Angeles, CA
  • Registration Price: Free
  • Black YA Authors in Attendance: TBD

Yallwest

  • Date: Saturday, April 24, 2021
  • Location: Santa Monica, CA
  • Registration Price: General Attendance Free, Keynotes TBD
  • Black YA Authors in Attendance: TBD

FIYAHCON + IGNYTE Awards 

  • Date: September 16-19, 2021
  • Location: Online
  • Registration Price: TBD
  • 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