|Heroines: Bonny, Sam, Kathryn, Wendy, & Nancy|
A contingent of SCBWI WWA authors and illustrators helped excite kids about books on Dec. 9, when they helped First Book distribute free 2000 books to K-2 children at a Seattle elementary school. Samantha Vamos, Bonny Becker, Kathryn Dennis, Wendy Wahman and Nancy White Carlstrom helped encourage the children, many of whom have never had a book of their own, to read and to be excited about the doors to their futures that reading can open.
Julie Riley, one of the event organizers, said, "Thank you for helping me to find the wonderful and talented women who came to help us out at our reading event this week. Their creative and beautiful books helped us to get the kids excited about reading, and we heart SCBWI Western Washington!"