Experience the Magic: The BGBB Kid’s Red Carpet Book Tour & Literacy Festival Returns to Jackson, MS

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The BGBB Kids Red Carpet Book Tour & Literacy Festival is returning to Jackson, MS on May 13th for an unforgettable day full of fun and entertainment!

Jackson, MS (PRUnderground) March 15th, 2023

On May 13, the BGBB Kid’s Red Carpet Book Tour & Literacy Festival kicks off its third year returning to Jackson, MS. Held at The BeanPath, 451 N Gallatin Street from noon to 5 pm, the festival will feature a variety of interactive activities such as author readings, virtual reality experiences, book signings, face painting, and more.

Parents can also purchase children’s books from authors and get them autographed in person. This is not only a great way to introduce children to the world of literature but also an excellent opportunity for parents to support minority authors.

“We are excited to bring this event back to Jackson for a second year. It’s so important for us to create events that allow kids to engage with literacy in new ways – which is why partnering with The BeanPath was so important to us,” said organizer Dr. Pamela Gurley, Founder and President of the Brown Girl and Brown Boy Literacy Foundation. “I also think this event is important because it gives people an opportunity to celebrate diversity in books and support Black and Brown authors who are often overlooked in mainstream publishing, and we must continue pushing boundaries in literature so that all voices are heard.”

While Dr. Pamela Gurley will have several of her multilingual Brown Girl and Brown Boy book series available for purchase and signing, there will be other participating authors including Alison, Woods, Dawn Charleston-Green, Authoress TeKenya Johnson, and more. There will be additional vendors available to provide kid-friendly services or products. With the help of sponsors and partnerships like The Steven James Foundation, BeanPath, Livvy Zoe, Black Author Matter Tour, Clark and Hill Enterprise, and other community partners and donors, we can create an experience that is not only educational but entertaining.

The BGBB Kid’s Red Carpet Book Tour & Literacy Festival is sure to be an exciting event that kids won’t want to miss! So come join us on May 13th from noon to 5 pm for a unique experience your kids won’t forget.

For more information or to be a participating author, sponsor, or vendor, visit www.bgbblit.org/bgbbkidsredcarpet. Media inquiries can be sent to litforreading@bgbblit.org.

Tickets are free and available at https://bgbbkidsredcarpet.ticketleap.com/jacksonms. Registration is required for entry.

About The Brown Girl and Brown Boy Literacy Foundation

The Brown Girl and Brown Boy Literacy Foundation, Founded by Dr. Pamela Gurley, is dedicated to reducing childhood illiteracy rates (especially in marginalized communities). Our events and programs are designed to promote early reading and writing skills to children and encourage a love of learning that will last a lifetime. Children become confident readers and writers when given the opportunity to succeed in school and life during the impressionable years of development.

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