Inaugural Virginia Children’s Book Festival Oct 10 & 11 in Farmville

Moton to host ‘Civil Rights in Children’s Literature’ event Friday night at 7:30

Teri Kanefield, author of ESSENCE Magazine’s favorite children’s book of 2014, ‘Girl From The Tar Paper School,’ will join 1951 Moton student striker Edwilda Allen, as well as authors Gigi AmateauMeg Medina, and National Book Award winner Kathryn Erskine, for a panel and book-signing event entitled Civil Rights in Children’s Literature: An Ongoing Story.

This Friday night Moton event is part of the inaugural Virginia Children’s Book Festival, which begins at 8am Friday at Longwood University and ends at 4pm Saturday.  Book lovers of all ages are invited to attend.

All events are FREE and open to the public.  Click here to see the full two-day schedule.

Moton Museum parking is limited. Additional parking can be found across the street in the Southgate Center.