We don’t just give out awards, we work with authors.
For many students, meeting a writer is a powerful experience. Educators indicate that having writers visiting their classrooms creates a culture of literacy, engaging students with reading, the larger curriculum, and new stories and ideas about the world. This is why we’re always looking for writers who are willing to connect with young people about their work, the writing and publishing process, and the larger themes and ideas in their writing.
Sufiya Abdur-Rahman, Chantel Acevedo, Malaika Adero, Gloria Amescua, Andrea Beatriz Arango, Kelly J. Baptist, Bijan Bayne, Adriana Hernández Bergstrom, Sheri Booker, Caroline Brewer, Derrick Weston Brown, Mahogany L. Browne, Molly Burnham, Bill Campbell, Winifred Conkling, Susan Muaddi Darraj, Lulu Delacre, Angela Dominguez, Patricia Elam, Robin Farmer, Saraciea J. Fennell, Kondwani Fidel, Tope Folarin, Mia Garcia, Melanie S. Hatter, Leah Henderson, Gareth Hinds, Zara Gonzalez Hoang, Hugh “H.D.” Hunter, Terry Catasús Jennings, Kim Johnson, Joy Jones, William Jones…
…Tony Lewis Jr., George Jreije, Jacqueline Jules, Christine Kendall, Hena Khan, Patti Kim, Alan King, Meg Eden Kuyatt, Debbie Levy, Sylvia Liu, Shilpi Malinowski, Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez, Nora Lester Murad, Rex Ogle, Mark Oshiro, Francesca Padilla, Lisa Page, Ginger and Frances Park, Leslye Penelope, NoNieqa Ramos, Jonathan Roth, Rion Amilcar Scott, Brendan Slocumb, Stan Stanley, Robin Talley, Erin Teagan, Eric Thomas, Truth Thomas, Sonja Thomas, Sergio Troncoso, Julian R. Vaca, Patricia Valdez, Jason Walz, D. Watkins, Lakita Wilson, Morowa Yejidé, and many more!
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