Tuesday, October 25, 2016 — New York, NY — The Children’s Book Council announces that applications are now open for any entry-level employees at CBC member publishers to apply for one of two scholarships to attend an ABA bookseller institute in early 2017.

The scholarships will include airfare and hotel, and are being offered by the CBC Early Career Committee (ECC) and the CBC Diversity Committee. Applications are due by email by November 15 and should consist of 50-100 words as to why the applicant would benefit from this scholarship.

The winners will attend either the Winter Institute in Minneapolis in January 2017 or the Children’s Institute in Portland, Oregon in April 2017, and will work at the CBC/Every Child a Reader table with a CBC staffer to sign up booksellers for Children’s Book Week.

Members of the ECC and Diversity Committees will read all applications and make their decisions by December 1.

Managers who feel someone in their department would benefit from this experience are also encouraged to apply on behalf of an entry-level employee.

Information required:

  • Applicant’s name
  • Publisher
  • One reference contact
  • A 50-100 word statement on why the applicant would benefit from this scholarship

Applications should be emailed to Alexa Frank at alexa.frank@cbcbooks.org by November 15 with the words ‘CBC Early Career scholarship application’ or ‘CBC Diversity scholarship application’ in the subject header.

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. Please visit www.cbcbooks.org for more information.

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 CBC Diversity.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.


Media Contact:
Emma Kantor, Publicity and Digital Content Manager  
The Children’s Book Council and Every Child a Reader

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