Back to Fun Book Fair with Chaundra Durant-Scott

Author, Chaundra Durant-Scott will be at our Back to Fun Book Fair. She is an advocate for change. She has professional background in social work and education but always had a love for writing. As a child she would write short stories, poems and song lyrics. Motherhood prompted her urge to become a published author. She wanted her daughter to see diverse book images. Through her writing she hopes to empower children and families into open dialogues about positive self image and family engagement. She has written and published four children’s books titled: Curls and Coils; Beautiful Shades; The All-Star; and Sweet Dreams.


The Back to Fun Book Fair

The Back to Fun Book Fair has returned just in time for Christmas with some new amazing Authors! Come and meet children’s books Authors who are from your community and making a difference with their creations. Stay for book readings, crafts, and find books that you will love forever. The Back to Fun Book Fair is on November 24th, 2018 at the Carriage Hill Community Center 3344 Curtis Drive Hillcrest Heights, MD 20746. We hope to see you there!!!

Back to Fun Book Fair: Toni Settles

Our Back to Fun Book Fair is in full swing! Great books featuring children of color will be waiting for you to explore. Bring your children for a variety of choices in notebooks and backpacks, all featuring children of color. We are happy to announce that Toni Settles will be in attendance with her wonderful picture books. Her stories of adventure will amaze you.

Toni R. Settles earned her Bachelor’s of Art in History at the illustrious Clark Atlanta University. She is a Kindergarten Literacy teacher in Washington, DC, where she strives daily to be an impactful and intentional teacher. She is passionate about childhood literacy, cultural preservation, and making the most out of life.

Toni is the mother of two boys Andrew and Noble. Her eldest son inspired her to write her first children’s book series entitled ‘Andrew & The Time Machine Closet’ because of his precocious and curious nature. She authored the book series to give her son and children alike proper and positive representation. In her book series, Andrew time- travels and meets powerful and influential people of yesteryear. Her books are a great way to introduce history and the power of imagination to your young reader. Stay- tuned, as she has more books in the works!