Charlene Abramson Joseph

Charlene Abramson Joseph, author of “The Vienna Cake Mystery,” will participate in the 7th annual African American Children’s Book Fair on Saturday at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum in Baltimore, Md.

The Book Fair is held each year in May and strives to connect families to high quality books about and for African American children as well as other multicultural populations. Its goal is to foster a love of reading for families by connecting them with renown and emerging authors of children’s books. Attendees will enjoy a day focused on African Americans and other ethnicities in children’s literature.

Also to be featured are author readings, illustration workshops, live performances, art activities and an opportunity to purchase hard-to-find titles in the Book Village. Joseph’s book is one of over 30 books that will be featured in the Book Village. She will also read and interact with the children during story time readings.

“The Vienna Cake Mystery” is a children’s mystery about forgiveness and the delicious Vienna cake centered around local animal characters in the Virgin Islands. The book includes the recipe for the cake, along with other facts about Crucian culture and artwork by artist Danica M. David.

Inspired by culture bearer Delta M. Dorsch while growing up in the Frederiksted, St. Croix, rainforest, Joseph is proud that a Virgin Islands author is represented in this exciting learning event that promotes literacy and multicultural authors.

Joseph hopes Virgin Islanders living in the District of Colombia, Maryland and Virginia areas bring their children and grandchildren to participate. The event draws about 1,200 participants. For more information