Upcoming Events

December 9 – Book Fair with Authors of Color at the Hilltop Mall in Richmond, CA


Past Events

Akira’s Book Club/Wordsmith Jr participated in the first Social Justice Book Holiday Fair in Oakland, CA



ChiPs Holiday Bazaar invited Akira’s Book Club/Wordsmith Jr to showcase our books in San Jose to women attorneys in the technological fields.



We shared our books at the California Endowment Block Party in Oakland. 



We had a wonderful launch of Akira’s Book Club, our newly formed non-profit which was held on Sunday at the beautiful Red Bay Coffee location in East Oakland.  We had over 100 supporters who were entertained by the Prescott Circus Theater and the brilliant Young Gifted and Black spoken word artist.  We gave Akira fidget spinners as incentives to purchase more than one book and our Akira book bags for those who purchased the entire series of 12 books.  Children has fun with balloons, bubbles, snacks and face painting.  Adults supported Red Bay Coffee by enjoying the coffee, tea and other goodies they sell daily.  Books were sold and contacts made.  Fun was had by all who attended including the bus load of children and parents who came from the Emanyatta program in Seaside, CA.  Thanks to all who came out to support us!  


  • We held summer readings at E14 Gallery at 472 9th Street in Oakland at 2:00.  Kids and parents joined Akira and other Wordsmith Jr, LLC writers as we discussed literacy and read our books. We had a booth at deFremery Park “Little Bobby Hutton Park” to help celebrate Oakland




We had a wonderful book talk at Children’s Museum in Atlanta, GA 

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 Akira’s Book Club had a booth at Hiero Day! It has become an annual joint activity with Akira’s Book Club and Hieroglyphics Imperium in Oakland, CA

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Participated by giving a Literacy / Book Talk (Ubuntu Expose) at Edmonds Community College, Lynnwood, WA

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Hyattsville, MD Book Talk at Busboys and Poets

The Busboys and Poets Book Reading Event was a terrific success.  We were so blessed to have family, friends and neighbors come out to join us as we celebrated literacy.  Below are a few pictures taken that afternoon.  A big thanks to all who came to support our efforts!

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Thanks to all of you who came to the lovely home of Dr. Virginia Joy Simmons for our Los Angeles event.  So good to see so many of you starting early by reading to your babies!  We truly appreciate your support and are looking forward to your children growing up with Wordsmith Jr, LLC books.

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The following pictures were taken at the launch of Wordsmith Jr, LLC and our first two books, Akira’s Animal Alphabet Alliterations and Can YOU Haiku?  The launch was held at the Museum of Children’s Art in Oakland, CA on Saturday, November 7th, 2015.  It was attended by over 100 supporters.  Thank ALL of you who attended for making our first event so successful!