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SCBWI-IL Monday Night Chat with Nikki Grimes

Date(s) - 09/21/2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Please help us offer a warm and enthusiastic

welcome to award winning poet, Nikki Grimes.

Be ready to be inspired!


We will help launch Nikki’s newest book,
Kamala Harris: Rooted in Justice.



Monday Night Chat Guest, Nikki Grimes

Nikki Grimes. Photo credit: Aaron LemenNew York Times bestselling author Nikki Grimes is the recipient of the ALAN Award for outstanding contributions to the field of adolescent literature, the 2017 Children’s Literature Legacy Award, the 2016 Virginia Hamilton Literary Award, and the 2006 NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children. Her distinguished works include the much-honored books Garvey’s Choice, ALA Notable book What is Goodbye?, Coretta Scott King Award winner Bronx Masquerade, and Coretta Scott King Author Honor books Jazmin’s Notebook, Talkin’ About Bessie, Dark SonsWords with Wings, and The Road to Paris. Creator of the popular Meet Danitra Brown, Ms. Grimes lives in Corona, California.



Monday Night Chat Host, Sarah Aronson

Sarah Aronson began writing for kids and teens when someone in an exercise class dared her to try. Since then, she has earned an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts, and published three stand-alone novels: Head Case, Beyond Lucky, and Believe, a young MG series, The Wish List (Scholastic, 2017-2019) as well as the picture book biography, Just Like Rube Goldberg (Beach Lane Books), illustrated by Robert Neubecker. Look for her next picture book, Brand New Bubbe, in 2022.






Registrants, please consider ordering Kamala Harris: Rooted in Justice, from Semicolon Bookstore, Chicago’s only black woman-owned bookstore and gallery space:

Order: Kamala Harris: Rooted in Justice (Atheneum Books for Young Readers)  August 2020.

Want it autographed? Log in and Fill Out the Bookplate Request Form 
Registered members who have purchased the book may fill out the request form. After the event, you will be emailed directions on where to send in a SASE to receive your requested bookplate.  Limited quantities.  Thank you for supporting our local, independent bookstores!



Registration begins on this page at noon CST Friday, September 4th through Sunday, September 20th.
—SCBWI-IL Members only, FREE. This event is open to SCBWI-IL Members only per speaker request.
—Registered attendees will be sent a link to join in the program. If you do not receive a link by the morning of September 21st., email Deborah Topolski

—This is a live event. NO recording will be available.
—RENEW or JOIN BEFORE registering.  This event is open to SCBWI-IL Members per speaker request.

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Questions about your Online Registration?: Email the Registrar 

Visit our MONDAY NIGHT CHAT schedule for details about  all upcoming chats.
Monday Night Chat Questions?: Email Sarah Aronson, SCBWI-IL PAL & Published Coordinator