Liberation Station Bookstore, at 208 Fayetteville Street, Suite 201, Raleigh, NC, is North Carolina’s first Black-owned children’s bookstore.
Liberation Station Bookstore is holding its Grand Opening on Saturday, June 17, 2023, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The day will feature a ribbon cutting and a visit from several notable children’s book authors, who will have books to sign.
- Derrick Barnes, who wrote the 2022 graphic novel “Victory. Stand!-Raising My Fist For Justice” (National Book Award finalist), “Crown: an Ode to a Fresh Cut” (Caldecott and Newbery honors), and New York Times bestselling books, “I am Every Good Thing” and “The King of Kindergarten,” among many others.
- Tameka Fryer Brown, who wrote “That Flag,” “Brown Baby Lullaby,” “My Cold Plum Lemon Pie Bluesy Mood” and “Not Done Yet: Shirley Chisholm’s Fight for Change.”
- Jesse Byrd, who wrote “King Penguin” (Paris Book Festival Top 3 Book of the Year), “Sunny Days,” “Real Jungle Tales” and more.
- Peaches Dean, author of “Memories of My Mommy” and “Penelope B’s Great Mission.”
- Alison Hawkins, who illustrated “The Noisy Classroom,” “What Would Fashion Look Like If It Included All of Us” and “Little People, Big Dreams: Nelson Mandela.”
- Kelly Starling Lyons, who wrote “Going Down Home with Daddy” (Caldecott honor), “Ty’s Travels: Zip, Zoom!” (Geisel Honor Book) and many more.
- Shelia P. Moses, who wrote “The Legend of Buddy Bush” (National Book Award finalist, Coretta Scott King award winner), “We Were the Fire: Birmingham 1963” and more.
- Vanessa Brantley Newton, who illustrated the New York Times bestseller, “The King of Kindergarten,” and companion book, “The Queen of Kindergarten,” and more.
- Alana Tyson, author of “My Red, White, and Blue.”
- Lamar Whidbee, who wrote and illustrated “1..2..3..4 Breathe” with his son, Stone.
Look for updates on the Facebook event.
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