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Black Author Showcase Holiday Book Fair Program

Black Author Showcase Holiday Book Fair Program

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Black Author Showcase Holiday Book Fair Program
December 13, 2008
Black Author Showcase Holiday Book Fair Program
December 13, 2008

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Published by: Black Author Showcase on Dec 09, 2008
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HolidayBookFair
Show Place ArenaUpper Marlboro, MarylandDecember 13, 2008
 
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Black Author Showcase
 
Black AuthorShowcase
Volume I1, Issue 1December 2008
Executive Staf
Diane WilliamsStafford BattleDr. Rey O. Harris
Sponsors and Partners
The Vine NewspaperWarm SpiritBooks for AfricaDC BookmanThe Olde Towne InnSignal FinancialHarriet’s Girls, Inc.CostcoAll Rights ReservedCopyright 200822nd Century Press, LLCMitchellville, Maryland USAhttp://www.22ndcenturypress.comhttp://www.blackauthorshowcase.cominfo@22ndCenturypress.com
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Holiday Book Fair ‘08
Books for Africa
In This Season of Giving, Give a Book 
By Stafford L. Battle
B
uilding a bridge from misery to hope oftencan be best accomplished by the simplest of actions such as the donation of used books topeople who lack them. This act can help spreadPresident-elect Barack Obama’s message of hopeand change by improving literacy in places wherebooks are scarce.“Books for Africa” founded by Tom Warth hasshipped more than 20 million books to Africa. Itcosts about 40 cents to send a book and more than35 kids will read that one book. Yet despite thattremendous effort, today, many African schoolsand libraries in the rural areas still have bare shelves where books should be sitting. The Black AuthorShowcase is working with Books for Africa via the“Bring a Book and a Buck” campaign on December13th at the Show Place Arena to collect and shipbooks to Kenya. Diane Williams cofounder of the Black Author Showcase reveals that, “In thishistoric election year, when our president-elect hasdirect family ties to Kenya, we consider it an honorand civic duty to help spread a message of hopeand change via literacy.”Many unwanted books in America are thrownaway or buried in landlls. Ecologically andethically, it makes perfect sense to donate theknowledge in those books to children who canbecome better educated citizens and help end thescourge of poverty and disease in their homelandand around the world. The next Benjamin Bannekeror Albert Einstein may be living in a small grass hutin Africa waiting for a chance to learn and mature.Despite America’s current economic concerns,the U.S. remains the richest country in the world with a generous abundance of books idle in warehouses, supply closets and attics. On December13, the residents of Prince George’s County areoffered the opportunity to get involved in the spiritof giving as well as participate in creation of abetter world for all of us.

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