1st Annual Festival of AAPI Books
Date: Saturday, 21 May 2022
Time: 5/21/22 1:00 pm - 5/21/22 4:00 pm
Venue: Billie Jean King Main Library

FAB LB – Festival of AAPI Books 
Billie Jean King Main Library 
Saturday, May 21, 2022 | 1PM – 4PM

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. 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!

Schedule of Events

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, Moderator: Alix Pham, Emery Lee, Christine Su
Children’s Picture Book Author Readings: Steve Nguyen, Livia Blackburne, Karen Yin 
 2PM  Author Signing
 2:30PM Adult and Young Adult Author Panel – Heroines: Elle Cruz, Jennifer J. Chow, Stephan Lee, Moderator: Naomi Hirahara 

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