SCBWI 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 Nurse: Healing Hand was featured in Lee Bennett Hopkins’ I Am Someone Else: Poems About Pretending, which debuted July 2. Kirkus called her poem a “standout.”

Lee-Wardlaw-Great-News-Q3Lee Wardlaw, author of 30 books for young readers, was named a Midnight Hero by Fox News for her Books for Paradise project. Lee collected over 5,000 autographed children’s books, valued at $62,000, to help rebuild the Paradise, California school libraries destroyed by wildfire last year. Lee has also been nominated as a 2019 CNN Every Day Hero for her project.



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Image courtesy of Joan Bransfield Graham.

“Great News” original photo by Branden Harvey on Unsplash. Digitally manipulated by Sarah Parker-Lee.