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Archive | SCBWI Celebrates #OwnVoices


Celebrate the work of #OwnVoices book creators in this new series of no-cost webinars! The recordings of each webinar will be available by 1PM (Pacific Standard Time) the following day here. They will be available to the public for a month after the event date. See the full SCBWI Celebrates #OwnVoices lineup here.



Six LGBTQIA+ creators discuss the joys and challenges of bringing queer representation into their work and the importance of telling the stories they wish they had as a kid. This recording will be available to the public until February 14, 2021. Please share this with family, friends, and colleagues!




Add our panelists’ current titles to your TBR list, stat! 


Kalynn Bayron, Author 


CINDERELLA IS DEAD, Bloomsbury USA, 2020 


Mike Curato, Author/Illustrator


FLAMER, Henry Holt and Co., 2020

Little Elliot series, Macmillan


Alex Gino, Author


RICK, Scholastic Press, 2020

YOU DON’T KNOW EVERYTHING, JILLY P!, Scholastic Press, 2018 

GEORGE, Scholastic Press, 2015  


Bill Konigsberg, Author 


THE BRIDGE, Scholastic, 2020 


THE PORCUPINE OF TRUTH, Scholastic, 2016


Abdi Nazemian, Author 


LIKE A LOVE STORY, HarperCollins Publishers, 2020

THE AUTHENTICS, Balzer + Bray, 2017

THE WALK-IN CLOSET, Curtis Brown Digital, 2014


J Yang, Illustrator


SPIRIT DAY, Little Bee & GLAAD, 2019

OUR RAINBOW, Little Bee & GLAAD, 2019 



Phil Bildner, Author


A HIGH FIVE FOR GLENN BURKE, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2020

Rip and Red Series, Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Slugger Series, Farrar, Straus and Giroux