Transcripts of full meetings of the council.

Whereas, Vanesse Lloyd Sgambati created the book fair because she believes books open up a world of opportunity for children, and after twenty-two years, the African American Children's Book Fair is one of the oldest, largest single day events for children's books in the country; and

Whereas, one of the most important reasons to encourage reading in our children is a study shows that the more our youth read, the more likely they are to make positive lifestyle decisions as they grow older; and

Whereas, strictly judging by the attendance, the fair is a tremendous success, as well over 4,500 people attended the fair in past years; and

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