They Look Like Me! Book Fair

Burlington Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Hosts Children’s Book Fair

(Burlington, NC) – At their upcoming Book Fair, “They Look Like Me!” on Saturday, March 2nd, the Burlington Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated will celebrate authors of color and emphasize the importance of literacy.

The National Library Project was the Sorority’s first national project, beginning in 1937 in Franklin County, North Carolina. The Burlington Alumnae Chapter reimagined the project locally in 2023 by providing 22 books to multiple elementary schools in Alamance and Caswell Counties. This year the Chapter will host a book fair where community members will have the opportunity to meet more than 15 authors of color and learn about countless literacy resources. Book donations will be accepted for local elementary schools in an effort to diversify their school libraries. The event will also feature live painting by Aleesha Morgan, a performance by I.A.M.M. Dance Company, and an appearance by Greensboro’s Poet Laureate, Josephus Thompson, III. The event is cosponsored by 17 local businesses, agencies, and organizations. The Burlington Alumnae Chapter has been servicing the Alamance County and Caswell County communities since 1988.

What: “They Look Like Me!” Book Fair

When: Saturday, March 2nd from 10:00AM - 2:00PM

Where: Mayco Bigelow Community Center at North Park, 849 Sharpe Road, Burlington, NC

Why: There are literacy disparities present among minority children which can be improved when children see authors and characters that look like them.

Media Contacts:

Shereá Burnett, Committee Co-Chair

(336) 260-8726

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