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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!



Joan Bransfield Graham’s poem “Tuck a Poem in Your Head” is featured in former U.S. Children’s Poet Laureate Kenn Nesbitt’s new poetry anthology One Minute Till Bedtime, which debuted on November 1st.

ambushBetsy Rosenthal’s An Ambush of Tigers was selected as a 2016 Notable Children’s Book in the English Language Arts and consequently, she has been invited to serve on a panel at the upcoming National Council of Teachers of English annual convention.

Sherry Shahan’s YA short story “Iris and Jim” was published by Random Sample Review and East Jasmine Review. This story inspired YA novel Skin and Bones (A. Whitman & Co.).

extraordinaryoctober-coverExtraordinary October by Diana Wagman received a wonderful Kirkus review saying, “In an auspicious début for teens, adult author Wagman proves particularly adept at mixing genres and maintains a terrific balance between fantastical (and occasional macabre) happenings and genuine teen perceptions.”



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