Vanesse Lloyd-Sgambati is the founder of The African American Children's Book Project (AACBP), which was formed to promote and preserve Children's literature written by or about African Americans. For over 29 years the organization has used books as tools to help empower, enrich and enlighten readers of all ages. Our mantra is "A BOOK OPENS UP A WORLD OF OPPORTUNITIES." The AACBP annual event now in its 28th year host the largest and oldest gathering of African American Book buyers in the country. Lloyd-Sgambati is also the CEO of The Literary Media and Publishing Consultants, a marketing/public relation’s firm that specializes in publishing. For over two decades the firm has served as literary consultant, to authors, illustrators, publishers and corporate entities interested in literacy. The firm is known for its knowledge of the book business landing a number of its clients on national bestsellers list.