The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) has been offering its members a wonderful series of online presentations by accomplished editors, authors, and agents during the Covid-19 pandemic. I've tuned in to all of them.
Next Thursday, July 16 at 1 p.m. Pacific Time, a special program via Zoom will be available at no cost to SCBWI members AND the public. In "Sticks and Stones and the Stories We Tell: Children's Book Creators on Channeling Random Acts of Racism," ten talented writers and illustrators for young people will speak about how their own experiences of racism have found expression in their creative works.
The presenters, who are all BIPOC, include Crystal Allen, Floyd Cooper, Pat Cummins, Lamar Giles, Rafael López, Meg Medina, Linda Sue Park, Christian Robinson, Shadra Strickland, and Lisa Yee -- an impressive lineup, to be sure.
For details, check out the SCBWI website here.