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Multi-cultural family book fair coming to Freeport

"Sunne's Gift" by Ama Yawson will be featured at the Long Island Multi-Cultural Children's Book Fair on Sept. 23, 2017, in Freeport. Credit: Amazon.com

Take the kids to meet a dozen authors at the Second Annual Long Island Multi-Cultural Children’s Book Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday at the Freeport Farmer’s Market.

Books are geared to ages preschool through sixth grade and include such titles as “Sunne’s Gift,” by Ama Yawson of Freeport, a story aimed at fourth-graders about bullying and how people of different cultures must work together, and “Willow the Vam-PIE-her” by Samantha McEachin-Ifill, about a 7-year-old vampire and friendship.

Author Yawson organized the book fair in conjunction with her company, Milestales Publishers, as well as The Cedarmore Corporation and Long Island Mocha Moms.

“I have the book fair in order to allow parents to purchase and support diverse books because it has been proven that diverse literature allows students to feel more affirmed in their own culture and to understand other cultures better,” Yawson says.

The event is free; books will be available for purchase. The Farmers Market is at the Freeport Recreation Center, 130 E. Merrick Rd., Freeport. For more information, call 347-886-2026.

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