Nominations Open: Books For Readers


Members have through Monday, April 22 to nominate an organization or cause that serves kids who need books to help foster a love of reading in your region. This year, in addition to the two book recipients, another organization will get a $500 donation in the name of the nominating member to a cause that serves kids and reading.

Community is what makes SCBWI so special, and our members have helped thousands of kids over the past two years who would otherwise never know the joy of having a book of their very own. The $500 donation can buy these books to create lifelong readers. Nominate an organization or cause that means something to you. Tell us their story and you could be the one sharing this sense of community and love of books with kids through a place or cause you hold dear. Find out more about Books For Readers from our FAQ and nominate an organization today.

Nominate here.

See the FAQ here.

See previous Books For Readers donation celebrations here.

Winter Conference 2019 Is Here!


Celebrate With Newbery Honor Recipient Veera Hiranandani on 2/10


Many congrats to local member Veera Hiranandani, who received the 2019 Newbery Honor for her middle grade novel, The Night Diary. She was in great company — see the full list of SCBWI members who won awards at ALA.

Veera will be in conversation with middle grade authors at Dobbs Ferry Library on Sunday, 2/10 in a discussion titled: How Identity and Community Inspired 3 Authors’ Writings.