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A Multicultural Book Festival For Young Readers

Erica Richardson, center, with a few young readers.
Culture Books
Erica Richardson, center, with a few young readers.

Erica Richardson is a former teacher who became a librarian.

Her passion is books - and she founded Culture Books, a nonprofit to bridge the gap between culture and literacy, offering a more diverse representation of authors for children to read, learn and enjoy.

On Saturday, July 23rd, Erica will host a Multicultural Book Festival at Avondale Community Center - 1305 Dodds Avenue here in Chattanooga - starting at 12 PM.

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