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Dyesha and Triesha McCants: The Misadventures of Tarah and Darah: The Switch.

Alexandria, VA – Visit the Museum for a book fair featuring authors who specialize in books for African American children and families. Organized by author J.D. Wright and the Alexandria Black History Museum. Free. Saturday, June 22, 2019. Time:  12:00 – 4:00 p.m.

J.D.Wright is the creator of Dana Clark, LLC, a small business whose mission is to empower children with activities of self-confidence and supply them with journaling tools that depict positive self-images. Coloring Books.

Sherrita Berry-Pettus is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park. She has earned a Masters in Urban and Minority Education, a B.S in Early Human Development/ Early Childhood Education, and a B.S. in Family Science. Her goal as an author is to increase the presence of African American children in children’s books. Every child deserves to see themselves in the books they read.

Kristi Guillory Reid‘s first book is Harper Counts Her Blessings. Over the years, Kristi’s work has appeared in a number of publications, including CNN.COM, the Washington Informer and Washington Parent. You can purchase Harper Counts Her Blessings directly from Kristi as well as on and

Kamose SheaWe Are Kings and Queens is the first volume in a series presented by Kamose LLC. This series is intended to enlighten and educate the world of our greatness. Through these literary works of art, our youth will be given the opportunity to look into the mirror and see themselves for who they really are…Kings and Queens. It’s time…

From real-life sisters,  comes The Misadventures of Tarah and DarahThe Switch. Tarah and Darah have hatched a hilarious prank, but when they start to trick their friends, they realize that there’s more to being twins than simply looking alike.

Graceful Gabby

Crystal Marable. Graceful Gabby is excited about her new room, but she’s disappointed that everything in her new room is not ‘pinky’ perfect. Come along with Graceful Gabby as she learns about the Fruit of the Spirit. With the help of her Grand Ma-Ma, Graceful Gabby learns to recognize and share the special gift of love with others and to appreciate the love of family.

(Book will be available, not the author) Israel Cook is the creator of Princess Planet. Each princess shares their favorite food, language, and talent. Learn about new places and new cultures through the eyes of a princess.

Alexandria Black History Museum

902 Wythe Street

Alexandria, Virginia 22314


The Alexandria Black History Museum is located five blocks from the Braddock Road Metro Station on the Yellow and Blue Lines. Please visit for updated information about shuttle service during the summer Metro station closures. Street parking is available.

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