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Meet the 2019 Kidlit Writing Mentees

A big congratulations to the first KidLit Nation mentees: Cathy Ann Velasco, Gabriella Davis, and Suzannah Gonzalez! Scroll down to meet the mentees. You can learn more about the mentorship program and the 2019 mentors here.  Cathy Ann Velasco Cathy will be mentored by author Matthew Kirby Catherine Ann Velasco spent 22 years at newspapers, […]

2019 Marvelous Midwest Scholarship Winner: Leah Schanke

Congratulations to our 2019 Marvelous Midwest Scholarship winner: Leah Schanke! A New York City native with an interest in U.S. history and particularly stories of social justice, Leah is inspired by her African-American heritage to write narrative nonfiction and historical fiction books for children. Leah was a finalist twice, 2013 and 2014, in the children’s […]

2018 Scholarship winners

Congratulations to our 2018 scholarship winners! Our scholarship pays for children’s book writers illustrators of color to attend a professional conference. They will be attending the 2018 SCBWI Illinois Prairie Writer’s and Illustrator’s day Conference.