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November 2019

Friday, November 22 @ 10:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Stilt Walkers

Look out, or better yet, look up! The ever-fabulous stilt walkers will be making the rounds of Children’s Alley. They really stand out in a crowd! 😉…

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Stilt Walkers

Friday, November 22 @ 10:00 am
Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Street Fair Opens Today!

More than 200 national and international exhibitors are on hand, selling books and more! More than 9,000 schoolchildren visit the Fair for Generation Genius school-group events and to take part in Children’s Alley. Sponsored by  …

Friday, November 22 @ 10:00 am
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Teen Poetry Showcase

Northwest corner of N.E. 3rd Street and 2nd Avenue Teen Poetry Showcase featuring the powerful voices of Miami’s best budding new poets AK Kirkland, Kayra Serpenguzel, Christopher Badillo, Nasir Sims, and Lamaria Washington from Dranoff’s Piano Slam and writers from MBF’s Speak Up: Teen Poetry and Performance Program Alexandra Ceballos, Mitch Poole, Jessica Elkins, Jose Arriaza, Maria Arango, Melly Lopez, and Nathaniel Gordon.…

Friday, November 22 @ 10:00 am
Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

The Busk Stop

Bus stop at 1st Avenue (the back of Children’s Alley) Join PATH (Preserving, Archiving & Teaching Hip Hop Inc) for a participatory experience centered around the five main creative elements of Hip Hop: Bboy/Bgirl dance, DJ, Graffiti Art, MC/Rap, and Knowledge. Enjoy a showcase of PATH’s OURstory, a series of creative, site-based art-making experiences that explore the intersection of identity and community through the lens of a city in transition.…

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The Busk Stop

Friday, November 22 @ 10:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

The Busk Stop

Join PATH (Preserving, Archiving & Teaching Hip Hop Inc) for a participatory experience centered around the five main creative elements of Hip Hop: Bboy/Bgirl dance, DJ, Graffiti Art, MC/Rap, and Knowledge. Enjoy a showcase of PATH’s OURstory, a series of creative, site-based art-making experiences that explore the intersection of identity and community through the lens of a city in transition. Located at the bus stop on NE 1st Avenue (the back of Children’s Alley).…

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The Busk Stop

Friday, November 22 @ 10:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Where’s Waldo?: A Scavenger Hunt at Miami Book Fair!

Join the festival-wide search for the world’s most famous missing person. For the chance to win a deluxe Where’s Waldo? prize pack, pick up a Where’s Waldo? postcard at the Children’s Alley info booth.  Use the postcard to record details about where you spot him. Once you’ve located Waldo in all three of his hiding places, write your name, address, and email on the postcard and submit it at the Children’s Alley info booth. Good luck and good hunting!…

Friday, November 22 @ 10:30 am
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Author Maulik Pancholy

When he starts middle school, Rahul’s grandfather gives him advice: “Find one thing you’re really good at and become THE BEST AT IT.” But what if he discovers he isn’t the best at anything?…

Friday, November 22 @ 11:00 am
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Author G. Willow Wilson

The Bird King tells the story of Fatima and her friend Hassan, the palace mapmaker who can draw maps of places he’s never seen and bend the shape of reality. When Hassan’s gift is perceived as a threat, what will Fatima risk to save Hassan and escape the palace walls?…

Friday, November 22 @ 11:00 am
Wembly’s Author Tent (Upper plaza of Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Author Jeffrey Brown

Return to the Darth Vader and Son series with brand-new adventures starring young Rey and Kylo, Finn and Poe, Hux and BB-8, all under the watch of Luke, General Leia, Hann, and Chewie in Rey and Pals.…

Friday, November 22 @ 11:00 am
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Author John Fitzgerald

El robo real que nunca fue y Qué problema con mi nombre son libros que apuestan por estilos diferentes, pero vinculados por el humor. El primero es una historia detectivesca con personajes animales y el segundo tiene como protagonista a un niño que descubre que un nuevo alumno de su salón de clases se llama igual que él. Con el apoyo de la Fundación Cuatrogatos, el Departamento de Educación Bilingüe y Lenguas Extranjeras de las Escuelas Públicas del Condado Miami Dade y Editorial Norma.

Friday, November 22 @ 11:00 am
MDC Live Arts Lab
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, FL 33132 United States

Author Mike Cavallaro

At Vulcan’s Celestial Supply Shop, Nico and his friends provide “legendary service and expertise in all areas of the arcane.” But his latest customer, Eowulf, plans to slay Cerberus, which could accidentally unleash the hordes of the Underworld. Find out what happens in Nico Bravo and the Hound of Hades!…

Friday, November 22 @ 11:00 am
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Author William Lashner

Elizabeth Webster’s lawyer father is missing, and a ghost haunting her friend Harry is asking for her. Elizabeth soon discovers her family’s secret law firm, Webster & Son, Attorneys for the Damned. Demons and ghosts take the witness stand in Elizabeth Webster and the Court of Uncommon Pleas.…

Friday, November 22 @ 11:00 am
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Authors Karamo Brown & Jason “Rachel” Brown

I Am Perfectly Designed is an exuberant celebration of loving who you are, exactly as you are. In this empowering ode to modern families, a boy and his father take a joyful walk through the city, discovering all the ways in which they are perfectly designed for each other. Karamo Brown is one of the five stars of Netflix’s Queer Eye. Jason “Rachel” Brown is his son. Sponsored by …

Friday, November 22 @ 11:00 am
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

UNISTIQ

Northwest corner of N.E. 3rd Street and 2nd Avenue Slammin’ sounds from alumni of Miami’s high-impact arts-based mentoring program Guitars Over Guns.…

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UNISTIQ

Friday, November 22 @ 11:30 am
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Author Aimee Lucido

In Emmy in the Key of Code, coding and music take center stage as twelve-year-old Emmy tries to find her place in a new school and prove that she isn’t a wrong note, but a musician in the world’s most beautiful symphony.…

Friday, November 22 @ 11:30 am
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Author Brittney Morris

By day, Kiera Johnson is an honors student, math tutor, and one of the only Black kids at Jefferson Academy. By night, she’s secretly the game developer for an online multiplayer Black Panther-inspired video game. In SLAY, she must battle a real-life troll intent on ruining the game. Can she protect her game without losing herself in the process?…

Friday, November 22 @ 12:00 pm
Wembly’s Author Tent (Upper plaza of Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Author Jamaica Kincaid

Three girls attend a party to celebrate the publication of the first of the Nancy Drew mystery books. There are many distractions at the fancy affair. Suddenly, the oldest girl sees something. The other girl sees it too. The youngest does not, and has a hard time getting anyone to tell her anything in Party: A Mystery.…

Friday, November 22 @ 12:00 pm
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Author Naomi Shihab Nye

2019 National Young People’s Poet Laureate Naomi Shihab Nye has collected one hundred original poems in Voices in the Air, honoring artists, writers, historical figures, and ordinary people who motivate us to live rewarding and graceful lives.…

Friday, November 22 @ 12:00 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Author Stacy DeKeyser

Nick has found his American dream—becoming a batboy for the local baseball team. There are just two curveballs in his way: his hard-working immigrant parents, and Tank, a terrifying 2,000-pound rhinoceros. Nick will need to keep his eye on the ball in The Rhino in Right Field.…

Friday, November 22 @ 12:00 pm
MDC Live Arts Lab
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, FL 33132 United States

Authors Maika Moulite & Maritza Moulite

When Alaine Beauparlant finds herself suspended from school, shipped off to Haiti and writing the school report of a lifetime, she finds herself flirting with Tati’s cute intern, experiencing Haiti for the first time, and discovering a family history loaded with betrayals, superstitions and possibly even a family curse in Dear Haiti, Love Alaine.…

Friday, November 22 @ 12:30 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Author George O’Connor

Thrown from Mount Olympus as a newborn, Hephaistos has an aptitude for forging exquisite gifts and weapons, which earn him a seat back in the heavens. But he is not treated equal. Witness his wrath in Hephaistos: God of Fire as he creates a plan that will win him the respect he deserves.…

Friday, November 22 @ 12:30 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Author Ridley Pearson

In Super Sons: The Foxglove Mission, Jon Kent and Damian “Ian” Wayne, the respective sons of Superman and Batman, are on the run with their new teammate, Candace. While their quests threaten to divide the three of them, it’s only through teamwork and trust that they can succeed.…

Friday, November 22 @ 1:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

WLRN’s Florida Round-Up Live!

Northwest corner of N.E. 3rd Street and 2nd Avenue Here’s your chance to see a panel of Florida’s top journalists discuss the news — as they do every Friday on WLRN live — and in person!…

Friday, November 22 @ 6:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

An Evening With the National Book Awards Winners and Finalists

Miami Book Fair, in partnership with the National Book Foundation and with the generous support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, welcomes the finalists and winners of the prestigious National Book Foundation’s National Book Awards. Previous winners of the Award—including William Carlos Williams, Joyce Carol Oates, and William Faulkner—comprise a who’s who of American literature. Following the awards ceremony in New York City on November 20, at which the winners will be announced, Winners and Finalists in the categories of Fiction,…

Friday, November 22 @ 6:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

The Lights Go On At The Porch

Northwest corner of N.E. 3rd Street and 2nd Avenue The Porch opens with music, giant outdoor games, a community coloring wall from The Wynwood Coloring Book, Silent Poetry Disco curated by the Academy of American Poets, an outdoor photo exhibit of South Beach in the 70s as seen through the lens of American photographer Andy Sweet, HistoryMiami’s Miami Stories Recording Booth, and Biscayne Bay Brewing beers! Join us on The Porch starting at 6 p.m. for a free community BBQ to kick things off!…

Friday, November 22 @ 7:00 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Exploraciones Poéticas

La poeta y promotora cultural nicaragüense Rubí Arana nos ofrece Homenaje a la tierra (Betania), obra que expresa en lenguaje lírico sus preocupaciones por el mundo en que vivimos. Miguel Falquez Certain, poeta, narrador, dramaturgo y traductor colombiano residente en Nueva York, presenta Hipótesis de un sueño. Antología personal (New York Poetry Press). Jorge García de la Fe es poeta, ensayista, profesor universitario y editor. Nacido en Cuba y residente en Chicago, llega con Caminos de imposesión (Beisman Press),…

Friday, November 22 @ 8:00 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Una noche con Leonardo Padura / An Evening With Leonardo Padura

Narrador, ensayista, guionista y periodista cubano, Leonardo Padura es autor de más de veinte títulos, ha sido traducido a veintiocho lenguas, ha ganado importantes reconocimientos literarios como el Premio Raymond Chandler 2009; el Roger Caillois 2011; el Nacional de Literatura de Cuba 2012 y el Princesa de Asturias de las Letras 2015. Es autor, además, de obras como El hombre que amaba a los perros y La novela de mi vida. Varios de sus títulos han sido llevados al cine.…

Saturday, November 23 @ 12:00 am
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Kwame Alexander and Kadir Nelson on The Undefeated

Nominated for a 2019 National Book Award, Kwame Alexander and Kadir Nelson’s children’s book The Undefeated, is a poem and love letter to black life in the United States. Alexander and Nelson will be joined by singer-songwriter Randy Preston. All ages welcome. Sponsored by    …

Saturday, November 23 @ 9:00 am
Wembly’s Author Tent (Upper plaza of Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

FUN ROOM: Royal Caribbean’s Ocean of Adventures

Upper plaza of Children’s Alley Explore the ocean with Royal Caribbean! Join us for undersea adventures and other nautical fun! Little ones can play, too, with hands-on, ocean-themed activities. Activities all weekend long in Royal Caribbean’s Ocean of Adventures are sponsored by…

Saturday, November 23 @ 10:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Cirko Teatro

Cirko Teatro presents the local favorite “El show de Enriqueta y Agapito,” a puppet-theatre performance in Spanish that focuses on environmental awareness and kindness towards animals. This participatory experience will engage children to meet a host of four-legged creatures, jugglers, and clowns, and to take part of an adventure that teaches them about compassion, respect, and love for one another. Founded in 2015 by the Mexican American Council (MAC) and under the direction of the world renown, “Mariachi Los Mora Arriaga”,…

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Cirko Teatro

Saturday, November 23 @ 10:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Conecta Miami Arts

Conecta Miami Arts brings to life beloved children’s fairytales from around the world. These bilingual, immersive street-theatre pieces celebrate friendship, courage, and imagination. They also address the questions every fan of fairytales is dying to know, such as: How did Peter Pan first get to Neverland? Why isn’t the cat part of the Chinese Zodiac?…

Saturday, November 23 @ 10:00 am
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Elvis Duran on Where Do I Begin?

In Where Do I Begin?: Stories from a Life Lived Out Loud, radio personality Elvis Duran shares his wildest stories and hardest-learned lessons, all with his trademark heart and humor.…

Saturday, November 23 @ 10:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Encantos Media

Join Encantos Media to read and color from their various book collections: Emmy-nominated, award-winning baby brand Canticos makes learning fun with bilingual books, digital apps and sign-alongs. Learn about the many cultural wonders of the world through the Tiny Travelers Book Series and their Day of the Dead-inspired collection Skeletitos. Meet Ricky Chickie the Puppet, enjoy a reading from author Susie Jaramillo, and leave Encantos’ culturally-inspired tent with stickers,…

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Encantos Media

Saturday, November 23 @ 10:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

FIU Mobile STEAM Festival

The Florida International University College of Arts, Science & Education Mobile STEAM Festival will spark your curiosity in planets Earth’s greatest stories.  Join our Mobile STEAM Festival as we put the spirit of discovery in your hands with activities such as air-propelled rockets, marine-focused VR goggles, human electricity circuits and more!…

Saturday, November 23 @ 10:00 am
Room 8525 (Building 8, 5th Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Historias de ayer, de hoy y de siempre

La narradora, docente del MDC y colaboradora de la ANLE Myra Medina presenta El cambio de las estaciones (Baquiana), novela que tiene por escenario una isla caribeña a lo largo del siglo XX. Oscar Cásares, narrador, ensayista y profesor en University of Texas, llega con De donde venimos (Vintage), sobre una familia mexicoamericana vinculada al tráfico de inmigrantes. Mientras el narrador, poeta y dramaturgo español nacido en Tenerife Ernesto Rodríguez Abad ofrece Lazos de humo (Diego Pun),…

Saturday, November 23 @ 10:00 am
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Pamela Paul: “By the book” live at MBF

Pamela Paul leads a conversation with Miami Book Fair presenting authors based on her wildly beloved New York Times column, with Dani Shapiro, T.C. Boyle, Thomas Mallon, SUSAN CHOI, and Ibram X. Kendi. Sponsored by  …

Saturday, November 23 @ 10:00 am
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Picture Book Authors: Karamo Brown & Jason “Rachel” Brown

I Am Perfectly Designed is an exuberant celebration of loving who you are, exactly as you are. In this empowering ode to modern families, a boy and his father take a joyful walk through the city, discovering all the ways in which they are perfectly designed for each other.…

Saturday, November 23 @ 10:00 am
Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Street Fair

More than 200 national and international exhibitors are on hand, selling books and more! See below for hundreds of author presentations, and discussions about everything, from fame to feminism. Sponsored by …

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Street Fair

Saturday, November 23 @ 10:00 am
Room 7106 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

VI Seminario de Literatura Infantil y Lectura

“Niños, esperanza del mundo”, organizado por la Fundación Cuatrogatos y la Feria del Libro de Miami Sixth Annual Symposium on Literature in Spanish for Children and Young Adults La voz de la literatura, con Ernesto Rodríguez Abad (España)   …

Saturday, November 23 @ 10:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Where’s Waldo?: A Scavenger Hunt at Miami Book Fair!

Join the festival-wide search for the world’s most famous missing person. For the chance to win a deluxe Where’s Waldo? prize pack, pick up a Where’s Waldo? postcard at the Children’s Alley info booth.  Use the postcard to record details about where you spot him. Once you’ve located Waldo in all three of his hiding places, write your name, address, and email on the postcard and submit it at the Children’s Alley info booth. Good luck and good hunting!…

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