Cindy Dobrez

Author, Librarian


I'm excited to join the SCBWI community. As a children's and school librarian for over 30 years I've read thousands of children's and teen books and am now looking for support as an author. I've been a reviewer for SLJ, VOYA, The Chicago Tribune, and currently Booklist Magazine, and I co-author Bookends, the youth lit blog for Booklist Online. I've learned a lot about youth literature while serving on various selection and award committees: Best Books for Young Adults, Printz Award, Margaret A. Edwards Award, L.A. Times Book Prize YA Jury, and Sibert Award.With Lynn Rutan, co-author of Bookends Blog, I present best-of-the-year booktalks at the MAME conference and the Kalamazoo Youth Lit Seminar, and for other events.

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