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We Need Diverse Books to Launch the Walter Dean Myers Award

Grant winners will receive anywhere from $2,000 to $5,000 each depending on how much money is obtained through fundraising ventures. The organization will be running an Indiegogo campaign on October 24, 2014.

The Walter Dean Myers Award, which WNDB representatives have already nicknamed The Walter, will recognize published authors from diverse backgrounds who celebrate diversity in their writing and ‘[allow] children to see themselves reflected back’ in those works, according to WNDB’s announcement to PW. The amount of the award has yet to be determined. (Publishers Weekly)

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