Savannah Children’s Book Festival

Live Oak Public Libraries and the City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs present
Savannah Children’s Book Festival (SCBF)
Saturday, November 18, 2017
10 AM – 4 PM | Forsyth Park

2017 SCBF Featured Authors

Featured Authors Bios

Headlining Author
Kwame Alexander

Featured Authors
R. Gregory Christie
Carmen Agra Deedy
José Lucio
Susan Rubin
Don Tate
Carole Boston Weatherford
Salina Yoon

Featured Authors – Teen Literature Panel
E. Lockhart
Kekla Magoon
Cynthia Leitich Smith
The Teen Literature Panel Discussion is held the Friday before the Festival.

Indie Authors Program:
Storyteller J’miah Nabawi, Performer
Rebecca Sunshine, Performer
Donna Anello and Mary Becker, Illustrator
Brennen Arkins
Kimberly Benham
Jonathan J. Bowerman
Beatrice W. Brown
Dr. Mattie Brown
Greg Burnham
Steph Calvert
Tia Capers
Cynthia Casteel
Desmond Woodruff Delk
L. Kerr Dunn
J.Nell Ford
Jamie R. Gandy
Bryce Gibson
Donna M. Hammontree
Shauntaye Jan-Cel and Marcus Williams, Illustrator
Dr. Shauntá King
Jana Laiz
Anne-Marie Mitchell
J.J. Parsons
Bianca Pendleton
Gail Reed
Stacy Roberts
Dr. Jacqueline Y. Smart
Thomas Family Artists
Crystal Vines
Zee’s Quiet Books

Regional and local authors and illustrators interested in participating in the Indie Authors Program, may contact Gitta Brigman at

2017 Savannah Children’s Book Festival Chairperson:
Kady MacFarlane, Children’s Librarian, Bull Street Library

Get the App!
Download the SCBF App from Google Play or Apple.
Note: The app is currently being updated. Some of last year’s information may still appear.

Thank you to Festival Sponsors:
City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs
Live Oak Public Libraries Foundation
Wells Fargo
The Emerging Leaders Council of the Savannah Community Foundation, Inc.

This event would not be possible without the hard work of many volunteers, community partners, and library staff. Thank you!