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Dec 10, 2021, 7:00 PM – Dec 12, 2021, 3:00 PM
Livestreamed to Youtube and Facebook

Sankofa Video & Books

continues to expand its children's literacy efforts through the  Magical Mirrors Children's Book Fair. Sankofa, which is an Adinkra term for "going back to our past in order to go forward," aspires to provide a space for questioning and curiosity to flourish, and book fair is an important part of that mission.

Magical Mirrors Book Fair 2021 Featured Books

scheduled Events

All 2021 events are virtual 


7pm ET December 10th
Bedtime Bonnet: A Bedtime Read Aloud with Nancy Redd


11am ET December 11th
Storytime with author and illustrator, Mariama Ross ft. THE LIZARD's Tale & NEECIES'S CANOPY WALK
(plus learn about Mariama's unique art style!)


1pm ET December 11th

Chicos Creativos : A Spanish Immersive Art Class w/Instructor Karmyn Pittman (ages7-11)

Chicos Creativos offers fun interactive art classes where children can practice speaking Spanish. It’s for children ages 7-11.
The only materials you need are cardstock (or paper), markers and good energy!


12pm ET December 12th
Young Writer's Workshop with Journalist and Educator, Baba Sam! (Ages 8-11)
In this workshop, Baba Sam will guide your child in writing their own short story!

With the largest collection of African-American and diasporic children's literature in D.C., our books explore a broad array of subjects, from the whimsical to more difficult such as immigration, loss of a loved one and homelessness -- while still embracing the joys of counting cupcakes!

New Selections


Sankofa is dedicated to offering a space where the greatness of diverse voices can be celebrated, and where children of color can see themselves, their communities and their unique situations represented in literature.

Stay tuned for new events during the month of December.

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