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The Kennedy Center's Fifteenth Annual Multicultural Children's Book Festival, Saturday, September 11, from 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. on Roof Level of the Kennedy Center

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15th Annual Multicultural Children's Book Festival

See Books Come Alive!

Meet your favorite authors, listen to book readings, and shop hundreds of titles. Parents, children, teachers, and anyone else with a love of children's books can celebrate diverse cultures with renowned authors, including:

Hundreds of titles, which present stories from African, African American, Arab, Arab American, Asian, Asian American, Latin American, Latino, and Native American peoples, are available for purchase.


Author Readings in the Theater Lab

On the Kennedy Center Roof Level. Tickets are required for performances in the Theater Lab and will be distributed in front of the Theater Lab 30 minutes prior to the start of each performance.

12:30-1:05 PM
Shane Evans & R. Gregory Christie
2:00-2:35 PM
Laurence Yep & Jacqueline Woodson
3:45-4:20 PM
Alma Flor Ada & Joseph Bruchac