BOOK RIOT // More Than A Book Fair: Bronx Book Festival Founder Saraciea Fennell on Bringing Books to Her Community

On March 26, Bronx native Saraciea Fennell launched a game-changing Kickstarter campaign to bring a Book Festival to an underserved community. Within a week, the project was fully funded, backed by excited readers, organizations like Well Read Black Girl, PoC in Pub, and PEN’s Lit Crawl, as well as authors like Daniel José Older and Libba Bray. Everyone was brought together by a dream, supported by one hashtag: #TheBronxIsReading.

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Valerie Wong