Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

SCBWI Website Adds Bilingual Content


Spanish-language Pages Provide New Point of Entry to Organization


In support of its ongoing equity and inclusion efforts, the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators added Spanish-language translations for five of its most heavily trafficked pages. Those are: Our Mission, Member Benefits, Awards and Grants, Anti-harassment, and Join SCBWI. In offering translated content, SCBWI hopes to support and strengthen relationships with members in the US and abroad who are bilingual or predominantly Spanish-speaking.

The new webpages are part of the efforts of SCBWI and its Equity and Inclusion Committee. The committee’s Statement of Intent says SCBWI will “champion equity and inclusion throughout our organization by striving to…continually examine and renew that commitment in our events, programming, online initiatives, publications, awards and grants, community outreach, and education efforts.”

The Equity and Inclusion committee chair Linda Sue Park said, “Our work is ultimately to serve young readers. The Spanish-speaking demographic is one of the fastest-growing in the world, so we hope to help Spanish-language writers create more books to fill the need.”

Committee member Meg Medina also added, “Stories and their creators – in any language – are at the core of SCBWI’s mission. The translated pages are a long-awaited and promising step to helping all members enjoy the full benefits of this wonderful organization.”


The pages can be found here: (Anti-harassment Policy) (Awards and Grants) (Join SCBWI) (Member Benefits) (Our Mission)