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GreatNewsSCBWI loves celebrating our members’ successes and noteworthy news, and there are many! Read on to find out who’s got something to shout about. Digital high-fives welcome in the comments!



andrea-ellickson-scbwi-awardAndrea Ellickson is thrilled to sign with agent Tricia Lawrence at the Erin Murphy Literary Agency. They met through #DVpit twitter pitch that promoted diverse voices. Her novel, Blanca and the Ruins, also won for best YA manuscript at the SCBWI LA Writer’s Day 2016 conference.


KiteThe Kite That Bridged Two Nations: Homan Walsh and the First Niagara Suspension Bridge (Calkins Creek) by Alexis O’Neill has been nominated for a California Young Reader Medal (CYRM) in the Picture Books for Older Readers category 2016-2017. Previous awards included an SCBWI Crystal Kite and a CRA Eureka! Honor Award for Nonfiction.



The Pancake Menu: What Will You Order? by Lucy Ravitch, published last summer by Enjoy Learning Something, recently won a Bronze IPPY award in the 2016 Children’s Interactive Book category!

wontonWon Ton and Chopstick – A Cat and Dog Tale Told in Haiku, by Lee Wardlaw, illustrated by Eugene Yelchin (Holt/Macmillan), is a 2016 NCTE Notable Poetry Book. (wonton.jpg)







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