By Andrea Ruggirello Over the last seven years, WNDB has been proud to provide Walter Grants to promising writers and illustrators from diverse communities. Below are the books that have been published or announced by grantees since receiving their grants. Congratulations to everyone! 2020 … [Read more...] about Celebrating WNDB’s Published Walter Grantees
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Over 1,300 Children’s Book Authors Condemn Book Banning May 18, 2022 As book bans and challenges have spread nationwide, a group of children’s authors and illustrators are calling upon Congress to fight back against censorship and protect the rights of young people to … [Read more...] about Over 1,300 Children’s Book Authors Condemn Book Banning
By Michele Kirichanskaya Today we’re pleased to welcome Leo Baker to the WNDB blog to discuss Skate for Your Life. First of all, congratulations on your newest book, Skate for Your Life. Could you tell us in your own words what it’s about? Skate For Your Life chronicles my journey … [Read more...] about Q&A With Leo Baker, Skate for Your Life
This week, Penguin Random House and WNDB are celebrating the 2021 Creative Writing Award winners. The scholarship recipients will virtually attend a week of events, including professional development workshops and a fireside chat with author Mahogany L. Browne. Below, the five winners share a little … [Read more...] about Congratulations to the 2021 Creative Writing Awards Winners!
WNDB and Penguin Random House are excited to announce the winners of the 2021 Creative Writing Awards! Four first-place $10,000 scholarship prizes were awarded in the categories of: Fiction & Drama, Poetry, Personal Essay/Memoir, and Spoken Word under the Maya Angelou Award. In recognition of … [Read more...] about Congratulations to the 2021 Creative Writing Awards Winners
June 15, 2017 (New York) —We Need Diverse Books is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 WNDB Internship Grants. In the program’s successful first two years, grants of $2500 were awarded to sixteen interns, with eleven eligible interns having gone on to full-time work in the publishing … [Read more...] about We Need Diverse Books Announces the winners of the 2017 WNDB Internship Grants
March 1, 2017 (New York) —We Need Diverse Books™ is now accepting applications for 2017 WNDB Internship Grants. In the program’s successful second year, grants of $2500 were awarded to each of eleven diverse publishing and agency interns. After two years of the Grant Award Program, eleven eligible … [Read more...] about We Need Diverse Books™ Announces the Opening of Applications for the 2017 WNDB Internship Grants
We Need Diverse Books™ is giving away sets of brand new picture books to 30 elementary school libraries, and your school could be the recipient! Thanks to a generous donation from Chronicle Books, we're giving away copies of the following titles: Green is a Chile Pepper by Roseanne Greenfield … [Read more...] about Free Diverse Picture Books for Elementary Schools – Apply Now!
January 18, 2017 (New York) - The We Need Diverse Books™ Walter Award Judging Committee has confirmed selections for the second annual Walter Dean Myers Award for Outstanding Children’s Literature – Young Adult Category. One Winner and three Honor Books have been named. The Walter Dean Myers … [Read more...] about We Need Diverse Books™ Announces the 2017 Walter Dean Myers Award and Honor Books for Outstanding Children’s Literature – Young Adult Category