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SCBWI: The Blog · 4d ago

Literary Hub explores the use of sensitivity readers in publishing

Christine Ro interviewed author Becky Albertalli (Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda), sensitivity reader Sangu Mandanna, and publisher Stacy Whitman (Tu Books), who together give a good pict...
SCBWI: The Blog · 6d ago

Twitter Highlights and Resonant Moments of #NY17SCBWI

Some of the most popular conference moments, captured on twitter with the hashtag #NY17SCBWI...Lee Wind
SCBWI: The Blog · 1W ago

Wait, what are you doing here?

The SCBWI Winter Conference party is over at the Official SCBWI Conference BlogAnd on social media with the hashtag #NY17SCBWISee you there!Lee
SCBWI: The Blog · 1W ago

Always Learning: "People of Color" Does Not Accurately Include Native People

It came up this week, and to understand it further, a friend pointed me to Debbie Reese's indispensable "American Indians In Children's Literature" blog and the essay, Are we "People of Colo...
SCBWI: The Blog · 2W ago

SCBWI stands for freedom of expression, for inclusion, for absence of hate, and for equality of opportunity for all!

From the February 2017 Insight, the SCBWI member newsletter... A Timely EditorialThere's no doubt that we are living in a highly charged political environment. Everyone has an opinion and is expressing it vigorously, as well we should.  This freedom...
SCBWI: The Blog · 2W ago

To Be, Or Not To Be... Political On Social Media. That is the question

Caldecott Award-winning Author/Illustrator Dan Santat posed a version of this much-debated question over the weekend on Facebook, writing:A question to my fellow authors. I've had discussions with many of you and we've all discussed our dilemma of ex...
SCBWI: The Blog · 3W ago

The 2017 Rainbow List is Out!

Created by the Rainbow Book List Committee of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table of the American Library Association, the 2017 Rainbow List presents the committee's choi...
SCBWI: The Blog · 3W ago

More Than Half-Way to That New Creative Habit

I blogged about the 21 days to establish a new creative habit back on January 10. 17 days ago. And I've managed to write for at least an hour every one of those 17 days.The first week or so ...
SCBWI: The Blog · 3W ago

The 2017 ALA Youth Media Awards Are Announced!

What a gift to us all - a reading list of some of the BEST books for young people published in 2016, and you can sort through it by the category you write and/or illustrate! Some highlights of the award-winners...The John Newbery Medal for the most o...
SCBWI: The Blog · 1M ago

John Green gets very helpful about common mispronunciations

From the archives of Mental Floss and youtube, check out this excellent under seven-minute video by YA Author extraordinaire John Green... How many did you just learn to say correctly? (It's...