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1st Annual Festival of AAPI Books (FAB LB)

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Celebrate AAPI stories and culture at the first ever FAB LB – Festival of AAPI Books! Meet local AAPI adult, teen, and children’s authors as they share their work through a series of readings and panel discussions. Join us for author talks and signings, kids’ activities, and cultural performances!

Admission is free, but registration is encouraged: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fab-lb-festival-of-aapi-books-tickets-324302697097

Copies of featured books available at the Bel Canto Books pop-up shop. Satisfy your sweet tooth with a treat from Long Beach’s own Romeo Chocolates and Gemmae Bakeshop!


1PM – Welcome & Filipino cultural performance by Club Kaibigan Whitney HS

1:15PM – Adult Author Panel – AAPI Visibility: Tori Eldridge, traci kato-kiriyama, Anthony Christian Ocampo, Christine Su, Alix Pham (moderator)

Children’s Picture Book Author Readings: Steve Nguyen, Livia Blackburne, Karen Yin

2PM – Author Signing

2:30PM – Adult and Young Adult Author Panel – Heroines & Heroes: Elle Cruz, Jennifer J. Chow, Stephan Lee, Emery Lee, Naomi Hirahara (moderator)

Children’s Early Reader/Middle Grade Author Readings: Maggie P. Chang, Tracy Badua

3:15PM – Author Signing
3:45PM – Closing & Japanese Taiko drum performance by Ryujin Taiko

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May 21 2022


1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Billie Jean King Main Library

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