Children's Africana Book Awards Festival    

Smithsonian National Museum of African Art 
         950 Independence Avenue, SW  
Washington, D.C. 20560 
Saturday, October 24, 2015    11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Free and Open to the Public        Registration Requested 

      Best Book for Older Readers

               The Red Pencil

    Andrea Pinkney and Shane Evans  (illus.)   
             (Little Brown and Company, 2014)

Are ethnic cleansing and large-scale violence against civilians a topic that can be raised with readers between eight and twelve years of age? Pinkney and Evans'  The Red Pencil shows that this is indeed possible. Their brilliant rendering of the large-scale violence that took place in Sudan's westernmost province of Darfur in the years following 2003 respects both the sensibilities of young readers and the dignity of the victims. 

The Red Pencil 
is in all aspects a remarkable achievement!
Meet Author Andrea Pink ney

Andrea Davis Pinkney is the New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of more than 20 books for children, including Bird in a Box and several collaborations with her husband Brian Pinkney, including Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down, Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America, and Martin & Mahalia: His Words, Her Song.

11:00 a.m.     Awards Ceremony 

Hear the Legendary Sudanese Singer
Abdel Karim Alkabli 

Family Activities 11:30 - 2:00 p.m.

Storytelling with Diane Macklin 

Make a Book with Karen Brown
Henna Designs, Sudanese Style
Arabic Calligraphy with Dr. Ahmed Achrati 
Book Sale and Signing

Africa Memory, Divine Chocolate, Library of Congress, Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, An Open Book Foundation, Politics and Prose, Sankofa Cafe, Teaching for Change, Turning the Page, Tutu's Storybooks


Africa Access
Harriet McGuire
Ambassador Lange 
Community Audiology
Title VI African National Resource Centers, Outreach Council
   Boston University, African Studies Center

   Harvard University, Committee on African Studies
   Howard University, Center for African Studies 
   Michigan State University, African Studies Center
   University of Florida, Center for African Studies
   University of Illinois, Champaign, Center for African Studies
   University of Minnesota, African American and African Studies
   University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, African Studies
   University of Wisconsin-Madison, African Studies Program
   Yale University, Council on African Studies