Leah Schanke - 2019 Marvelous Midwest Scholarship winner!

2019 Marvelous Midwest Scholarship Winner: Leah Schanke

Leah Schanke - 2019 Marvelous Midwest Scholarship winner!

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 Leah was a finalist twice, 2013 and 2014, in the children’s book category of the PNWA Literary Contest for Unpublished Works. In 2017 her picture book biography of a Harlem Renaissance poet was a winner in the KidLit College Picture Book Contest.

Leah is a member of the Author’s Guild and associate member of SCBWI. Leah can be found online at www.lhschanke.com and on Twitter at @LeahSchanke.

Congratulations, Leah!

 

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2019 Conference Scholarships for underrepresented writers and illustrators

2019 Conference Scholarships for underrepresented writers and illustrators

2019 Conference Scholarship for Underrepresented Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators

2019 Conference Scholarships for underrepresented writers and illustrators

This spring we are offering scholarships for underrepresented writers and illustrators to attend Marvelous Midwest – a conference of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Learn more by visiting the scholarship webpage.

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