For now, here are some of the amazing luminaries in our world of children's literature who will be featured at The SCBWI 2018 Summer Conference in Los Angeles, August 3-6, 2018:
Lois Lowry, Author and two-time winner of the Newbery Award
|Lois Lowry, photo creative commons|
Libba Bray, New York Times Bestselling Author and winner of The Michael L. Printz Award.
|Libba Bray, photo by David Shankbone, creative commons|
Marc Brown, Author/Illustrator of the 65 million book-selling Arthur series.
|Self-Portrait from Marc's Twitter profile|
Ekua Holmes, Caldecott Honor, Robert F. Sibert Honor, and John Steptoe New Talent Illustrator Award Winner.
|Ekua Holmes with some of her art behind her as on Facebook.|
Mike Curato, Author/Illustrator and winner of The Society of Illustrators Original Art Show Founder's Award.
|Mike Curato, from his website|
Brian Pinkney & Andrea Davis Pinkney: Brian is an Author/Illustrator who has won two Caldecott Honors, four Coretta Scott King Honors and a Coretta Scott King Award, and the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award, and Andrea is a children's book editor and author of numerous books illustrated by Brian, with multiple Coretta Scott King Book Awards, Jane Addams Children’s Literature Honor citations, four NAACP Image Award nominations, and the Boston Globe/Horn Book Honor medal to her credit.
|screen shot of Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney from the African American Literature Book Club|
Daniel José Older, New York Times bestselling author and winner of the International Latino Book Award.
|Daniel José Older, from his website here.|
Eliza Wheeler, New York Times bestselling author/illustrator and past winner of the SCBWI portfolio showcase grand prize award.
|Eliza Wheeler's profile pic from Twitter|
Lynda Mullaly Hunt, New York Times bestselling author and winner of the ALA's Schneider Family Book Award.
|Lynda Mullaly Hunt, signing, in a photo from Facebook|
Plus acquiring agents and editors actively seeking new work from writers and illustrators!
Registration for the Summer Conference opens online on April 17.