Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Resources for Asian and Pacific Islander Children’s Book Creators



The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators stands in solidarity with the Asian members of our human family and their right to stay safe, alive, and humanized. “Members of the Asian, Asian American, and Asian Pacific Islander community have experienced unique vulnerability as targets of racism and xenophobia as anxiety and fear over COVID-19 has spread over the past several months.” Stereotypes, tropes, and circumstance will never justify exclusion, racism, or violence towards human beings.

As writers, illustrators, and translators of children’s literature, we are responsible for promoting equity and humanizing people in our work, all children and all families. We have supported the Kidlit Against Anti-AAPI Racism Fundraiser (#KAAAR) and will also be hosting an SCBWI Celebrates Asian Voices panel during AAPI History Month on May 20th. We invite you to suggest your favorite authors, illustrators, & translators of the Asian diaspora for this panel by using #SCBWIVoices and encourage you to support Asian, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander children’s literature creators. Our Equity and Inclusion Resource Library is open to the public.

“Silence is often mistaken as acceptance.” Having conversations with your friends, family, and loved ones about protecting others in person and online is critical at times like these.  #StopAAPIHate


For Asian/Pacific Islander Creators

Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center

Bindlestiff Studio

Center for Asian American Media

Kearny Street Workshop

ManilaTown Heritage Foundation

Oakland Asian Cultural Center

For Asian/Pacific Islander Youth


National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance 


Asian/Pacific Islander Bookstores


A Good Used Book (Los Angeles, CA) 

Arkipelago Books (San Francisco, CA) 

Bel Canto Books (Long Beach, CA) 

EastWind Books (Berkeley, CA)

Femme Fire Books 

Giant Robot Store (Los Angeles, CA)

JANM Store (Los Angeles, CA) 

Maomi Bookstore (Chamblee, GA) 

Now Serving (Los Angeles, CA) 

Orphan Books (Los Angeles, CA) 

Phillippine Expression (Los Angeles, CA) 

Tahanan Books (Los Angeles, CA) 

USC Pacific Asia Museum (Pasadena, CA)