A Salazar

Let's read a book!

Children’s Fairyland presents Book Celebrations as an extension of its annual Book Festival, which honors local authors and illustrators. Since 2016, the event has given children the rare opportunity to meet book creators up close and personal to learn about the creative process, from idea to actuality.  This new series celebrates recent book releases and promotes the love of literature all year long.

Our first author in our new series is Oakland local, Aida Salazar, joining us on Saturday, March 18. *Please note, the date has changed due to the upcoming storm.

Aida Salazar is an award-winning author of several critically acclaimed books that explore issues of identity and social justice. Her story, By the Light of the Moon, was adapted into a ballet and is the first Xicana-themed ballet in history. Salazar’s latest picture book, Jovita Wore Pants: The Story of a Mexican Freedom Fighter, is being published in March 2023 and we are honored to host the launch party for this very special release! 

We’re stepping up the party for this book release with a very special in park performance by San Francisco based dance group, Cuicacalli! Known for its Indigenous, Ballet Folklorico, and Contemporary Dance programs, Cuicacalli is sure to inspire and entrance Fairyland friends of all ages. This event will be a feast for the eyes and the ears! You will not want to miss it!