• Thanks for coming to SCBWI-Illinois' 2016 Prairie Writer's and Illustrator's Day.  See #PWID 2016 for comments.   
  • Bidding has ended.  The final bid is $700.  #FRIDAauction2016 Gifted by the artist and inspired by his upcoming picture book, Frida and Her Animalitos (written by Monica Brown, NorthSouth Books, 2017), John Parra's FRIDA was auctioned during the week following Prairie Writer's and Illustrator's Day 2016 to raise funds for SCBWI-Illinois’ ongoing diversity initiatives
  • Thanks to the SCBWI-IL Booth Committee, especially Dawn Pennacchia and Rich Green, who volunteered their time and amazing creativity to support of our Illinois PAL members November 4-5. SCBWI-IL gave away information (and sparkling star-shaped lollipops!) about our PAL members' school visits to about 250 very interested school librarians!  Thanks to all our PAL Members for their books and giveaways! PAL members signed their books, and facilitated a lot of key connections. Thank you all for your hard work and generosity!
  • https://illinois.scbwi.org/events/creating-stories-for-every-reader-diversity-in-your-work-3/ From top, left to right Jerome Pohlen, Senior Editor, CHICAGO REVIEW PRESS Gwendolyn Mitchell, Consulting Editorial Director,THIRD WORLD PRESS and Cynthea Liu, Author Jan Spivey Gilchrist, Author-Illustrator; Claudia Guadalupe Martinez, Author; Andrea Hall, Editor, ALBERT WHITMAN & COMPANY and Patricia Hruby Powell, Author   Photos Courtesy Susanne Fairfax Media
  • The SCBWI Winter Reading List is available for download at scbwi.org/readinglist. The list is comprised of over 1,100 titles from 328 publishers, organized by the 15 Crystal Kite geographical locations!

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