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
|Welcome & Filipino cultural performance by Club Kaibigan Whitney HS
|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
|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
|Closing & Japanese Taiko drum performance by Ryujin Taiko