The Avant-garde Books Team is grateful for everyone who joined us for the 2017 Holiday Book Festival for Children. Before we wrote and/or sold books, we read them! We understand their life-changing power, and we salute all of you who are committed to building literacy!

Corendis C. Hardy, CEO of Avant-garde Books (Left) and Author Jerra Latrice

Author, Rose Bone and Family

Author, Portia Wayne

Photographer, Renée Clark

Author, G. Andre Sealy

Artist, Kendra Williams

Author, Sarah Cash and Family

Author, Stacy Roberts

Teen Author and Chef, Ashalah Michelle