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More than 5,000 books were given away to children and young adults at the Cal State San Bernardino Multicultural Book and Family Festival on April 28. The event, which was hosted by the John M. Pfau Library in partnership with the university’s Black, Faculty, Staff and Student Association, and the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools, featured author presentations, book readings, dance performances, learning activities for kids, a children’s theater show, plus arts and crafts exhibitors, food vendors and prizes. KVCR’s Lillian Vasquez, host of the radio program “Lifestyles with Lillian Vasquez,” which explores arts and culture in the inland region, served as the festival’s co-MC, along with Alfredo Cruz, marketing coordinator for Coyote Radio and Advertising. Festival organizers especially thanked college deans Rueyling Chuang (College of Arts and Letters), Rafik Mohamed (College of Social and Behavioral Sciences), Sastry Pantula (College of Natural Sciences), Larry Rose (Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration), and Jake Zhu (College of Education) for their support of the program.