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Jack and Jill of America, Inc.’s Northern Virginia Chapter, along with Hayfield Black Student Union and AVID will host the first annual Youth Cultural Book & Arts Festival. The festival will feature authors, activities and books from which youth and adults of ages can interact, learn and appreciate. The mainstage program includes interactive presentations, interviews and meet & greets with nationally renowned authors Erica Armstrong Dunbar (Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge; and Never Caught, the young readers edition); Amanda Lucidon (Reach Higher and Chasing Light); and Jesse J. Holland (Who is the Black Panther?). Jesse J. Holland will be interviewed by podcaster and storyteller Angélique Roché. Authors will be available for book signings after their presentations, and the first 100 attendees will receive a free copy of Erica Armstrong Dunbar’s Never Caught young readers edition.
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