AJC Decatur Book Fest highlights include Kidnote speaker Derrick Barnes

The 2020 AJC Decatur Book Festival will be held virtually

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In this week’s episode, we discuss the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Decatur Book Festival. The AJC Decatur Book Festival, like many large gatherings, is going virtual this year. The event usually brings tens of thousands of visitors to downtown Decatur on Labor Day weekend, but the logistics of putting on this year’s edition have been deemed impractical in the midst of a pandemic.

Instead, the festival organizers will host a series of 15 “virtual events” in honor of the book fest’s 15th anniversary.

On this week’s podcast, we’ll talk about some of the online offerings you’ll find, including the Kidnote event. The AJC’s Bo Emerson spoke with Kidnote speaker Derrick Barnes about “Crown: Ode to the Fresh Cut,” which he wrote with Gordon James. The book offers a kid’s eye view of a day in the life of a barbershop.

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