FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
New York, NY – Tuesday, January 10, 2017 – Natalia Remis, an assistant editor at Scholastic, is the 2017 CBC Diversity Scholarship Winner and will be attending the Winter Institute in Minneapolis, and Francesca Lampert, a development associate at Little Pickle Press, is the 2017 CBC Early Career Scholarship Winner and will be attending the Children’s Institute in Portland, Oregon.
The scholarships include airfare and hotel, and Natalia and Francesca will work at the CBC/Every Child a Reader table with a CBC staffer to sign up booksellers for Children’s Book Week.
Executive Director Carl Lennertz of CBC said: “Natalia and Francesca’s applications jumped out as the clear winners, but there were a dozen very, very close seconds, and we will be working to get these passionate publishing staffers to other shows with us, from ALA Annual to the fall bookseller shows. More news to come! We are very excited by the motivation of these new and diverse editorial, marketing, sales, design, and production employees thriving in our beloved children’s book world.”
About the Children’s Book Council (CBC)
The Children’s Book Council is the nonprofit trade association for children’s book publishers in North America. The CBC offers children’s publishers the opportunity to work together on issues of importance to the industry at large, including educational programming, literacy advocacy, and collaborations with other national organizations. Our members span the spectrum from large international houses to smaller independent presses. The CBC is proud to partner with other national organizations on co-sponsored reading lists, educational programming, and literacy initiatives.
About CBC Diversity
CBC Diversity is dedicated to increasing the range of voices and experiences contributing to children’s and young adult literature—encouraging diversity of race, gender, geographical origin, sexual orientation, and class among both the creators of and the topics addressed by children’s literature. As part of this effort, CBC Diversity hosts frequent events for CBC members. Learn more at CBCDiversity.com.
About the Early Career Committee
The Children’s Book Council’s Early Career Committee (ECC) is dedicated to enriching the careers of those in their first five years in the children’s publishing industry, contributing to the vitality of the industry as a whole, and fostering literacy. Through dynamic programming created by the industry’s young professionals, the ECC offers career development, a friendly social community, and networking and volunteer opportunities.
Emma Kantor, Publicity and Digital Content Manager
The Children’s Book Council and Every Child a Reader