Tag Archives: SCBWI

Happy Holidays: A Few Favorites from 2013

Hello everyone! It’s been a long time since the last post, but I’m hoping a time well spent, with good, promising seeds planted. A few people, who happen to not have a Facebook account, asked me how they could keep … Continue reading

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SCBWI Debuts On-The-Verge Emerging Voices Award

Dear readers,

Multiculturalism Rocks! resumes its activities after a much needed hiatus, and does so with great news from the Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators–SCBWI. What follows is an announcement made Sunday August 5, 2012, during the Golden Kite Luncheon and Awards Presentation of the 41st Annual SCBWI Summer Conference, which I was fortunate to attend.


August 5, 2012, LOS ANGELES­­­­­­­­­-­–The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) announced the creation of the On-The-Verge Emerging Voices Award at their 41st Annual Conference in Los Angeles. The annual award, established by SCBWI and funded by Martin and Sue Schmitt, will be given to two writers or illustrators who are from ethnic and/or cultural backgrounds that are traditionally under-represented in children’s literature in America and who have a ready-to-submit completed work for children. Continue reading

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MultiCultural Round-Up: SCBWI Conference and more…

I’m so excited about the following announcements! SCBWI once again gives us something to celebrate. The Summer Conference will be open for registration on April 21 at 10 AM PDT. As always, the program is fabulous. Mouthwatering. Where do I … Continue reading

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Monday Interview: Lea Lyon, Award-winning Illustrator & Teacher

Hi, everyone! First, thank you all for the wishes of prompt recovery. I’m doing much better, though I still have to be careful. 🙂 Now the good stuff: I first got introduced to Lea’s work thanks to SCBWI. I fell … Continue reading

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