to develop diverse writers and diverse books, We Need Diverse Books™
(WNDB™) announces a mentorship program partnering award-winning writers
and illustrators recognized for their diverse publications with upcoming
writers and illustrators who are diverse or working on diverse
mentorships will be awarded in five categories: picture book text,
illustration, nonfiction, middle-grade fiction, and young adult fiction.
The WNDB™ mentors include an impressive lineup: Coretta Scott-King
Award winner Nikki Grimes, Robert F. Sibert Honor recipient Patricia
Hruby Powell, William C. Morris and Lambda Literary Award finalist
Malinda Lo, and Newbery Honor recipient Margarita Engle. The
illustrator-mentor will be announced in the coming weeks.