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 Leah was a finalist twice, 2013 and 2014, in the children’s book category of the PNWA Literary Contest for Unpublished Works.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.
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.
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.