November 5, 2017, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Contemporary authors and illustrators from throughout Northern and Central California will be on hand to promote their books for children, teens and young adults at the Carnegie’s second annual Book Fair. Readers of all ages will enjoy meeting the authors, learning about their techniques, and purchasing signed copies of their newest books. Activities for children and story time will take place throughout the day. 


Book Fair events are free and open to the public.

Keynote Speakers








Authors Laura Atkins and Stan Yogi will make a presentation on Sunday, November 5th, at 4 p.m. 

Atkins and Yogi are the coauthors of Fred Korematsu Speaks Up the first book in the Fighting for Justice series.


Laura Atkins is an author, teacher, and independent children’s book editor with over twenty years of editorial experience. She worked at Children’s Book Press, Orchard Books, and Lee and Low Books, helping to produce winners of the Coretta Scott King Award and American Library Association Notable Book selections, among others. She taught creative writing at the National Centre for Research in Children’s Literature (NCRCL) in London, where she also received her M.A. in children’s literature, and she completed her M.F.A. in writing for children and young adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts in 2016. In addition to cowriting Fred Korematsu Speaks Up, Laura is the author of the lighthearted picture book Sled Dog Dachshund (Minted Prose Press). Passionate about diversity and equity in children’s books, Laura is based in Berkeley, California, where she lives with her daughter. Find out more at link to


Stan Yogi is the coauthor, with Elaine Elinson, of Wherever There’s a Fight: How Runaway Slaves, Suffragists, Immigrants, Strikers, and Poets Shaped Civil Liberties in California. He managed development programs for the ACLU of Northern California for fourteen years and is the coeditor of two books, Highway 99: A Literary Journey through California's Great Central Valley and Asian American Literature: An Annotated Bibliography. His work has appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, MELUS, Los Angeles Daily Journal, and several anthologies. He is married to nonprofit administrator David Carroll and lives in Los Angeles.

Authors at the Book Fair

Kristin Fulton

Kathy Gorman

Linda Knoll

Jennifer Kuhns

Gayle Pitman

John Paul Padilla

Gayle Taylor Davis

Jaci Wheeler

Ron Wilkinson

Christina N. Smith

Joanna Rowland

Karen J. Moore

Susan Lowe

Adaeze Okoli

Joe Ozier

Michelle A.B. McKenzie

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For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Megan Hennes via email, or via phone, (209) 632-5761, Ext. 103