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Do the Write Thing

We Need Diverse Books and the Library of Congress are teaming up to host a master class on writing and publishing for children and young adults. The course will cover a range of introductory topics from writing children’s books to the role of literary agents and pursuing a career in publishing. Authors Jacqueline Woodsoon and Kwame Alexander lead the all-star list of instructors.

Applications close on May 13, 2016. Click here for more details and to submit your application.


  • Kwame Alexander (winner of the Newbery Medal)
  • Jacqueline Woodson (winner of the National Book Award)
  • Jason Low (Publisher at Lee & Low Books)
  • Jennifer Brown (Publisher at Knopf Books for Young Readers, a Penguin Random House imprint)
  • Cassandra Pelham (Senior Editor at Graphix, a Scholastic imprint)
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