TESTIMONIALS

Stories of the 2016 Soulful Chicago Book Fair's successes are plentiful!  Hear what both attendees and exhibitors had to say about their experiences!

Leah Hodge Smith
Leah Hodge Smith

This beautiful collaboration of writers, artists and other literary people brings their talent to OUR communities. Enabling readers of all ages to enjoy the uniquely relative and relatable works of peers, friends and neighbors (Even ourselves). Professional opportunities for networking and advancement boost this event to the level of connection that can take our messages forward and heal our communities.

Dr. Janice Fortman
Dr. Janice Fortman

This is the premier book fair for the Chicagoland area

Edwin The Artist
Edwin The Artist

Great Book Fair to promote and sell your books. Very friendly and a pleasure to work with.

Carlas Prince Gilbert
Carlas Prince Gilbert

The Soulful Chicago Book Fair, is a wonderful educational event, that inspires the community, provides an avenue for authors to express their creativity while positively influencing lives..

Yvette Moyo
Yvette Moyo

I just want to commend our authors and commend Asadah for putting this together. We are so brilliant and talented and creative. We love and support each other. There was so much love and encouragement for people's work and writings. Don't get it twisted!

James Roby
James Roby

Can you say thank you too much? Well, who cares! Thanks Asadah! Your vision turned reality was a gift, joy and a pleasure to behold. If it was a great way to celebrate Chicago; if it was just a fun day with books and music; if it was just an outstanding chance to network with other African American authors, it would've all been cool. But it was all that - and more. I'm honored to be a part of the ‪#‎gatheringofthegriots‬ Other book fairs got their work cut out for them. The bar has been raised!

Ahubiyah Baht Israel
Ahubiyah Baht Israel

My daughter made connections with people who want to have her speak to young women and a representative from her highschool will look into purchasing her book for the school library. Was great exposure for her and I am thrilled to see Asadah's dream manifested. Looking forward to next year.

George Oparanozie
George Oparanozie

Asadah, I like your do-ability attitude. We, as a people, are always afraid to dare, attempt, try, jump in. You have shown by what your pulled off the strength of your mental composition and your intestinal fortitude. Next year is around the corner. KUDOS TO YOU, ORGANIZERS AND PARTICIPANTS. My daughter, Chelcie C. Oparanozie, extends her love. She can't wait for next year's event.

Barbara Kensey
Barbara Kensey

Asadah, you are to be commended, applauded, celebrated for the success of the 1st annual Soulful Book Fair. To see all those Black authors, including youth authors, in one place. To see the excitement on the faces of the children as they ran to choose books, to see how well organized everything was, it was just wonderful. Congratulations! In this centennial year of the‪#‎2016greatmigration‬, you make the ancestors proud.