The Walter Awards
Inaugurated in 2016, the annual Walter Dean Myers Awards for Outstanding Children's Literature recognize diverse authors (or co-authors) whose works feature diverse main characters and address diversity in a meaningful way.
The Walter Grant
The Walter Dean Myers Grant provides financial support to diverse authors and illustrators who are currently unpublished.
The Internship Grant program awards supplemental grants to diverse students pursuing a career in children's publishing.
Our Mentorship program supports diverse creators early in their career by pairing them with an experienced children's author or illustrator.
The OurStory app is an easy-to-use resource to discover diverse books. It's a tool for all audiences, from kids and teens to parents and educators.
Bookseller of the Year Award
Every year we recognize independent booksellers who champion diverse books with our Bookseller of the Year Award.
WNDB in the Classroom
The WNDB in the Classroom initiative serves students around the country by bringing diverse books and authors to their schools.
Started in 2017, our retreats offer a space for diverse writers and writers telling diverse stories to discuss and critique their work.
WNDB Scholastic Partnership
Since 2015, WNDB has partnered with the Scholastic Book Club to develop and distribute a select list of diverse books to a national audience,
Our short story anthologies feature diverse work written by award-winning and upcoming diverse voices.