WNDB Opens Applications for Walter Grants

We Need Diverse Books announced that the 2020 Walter Dean Myers Grants for writers from diverse communities are open for applications on May 31 and will accept submissions until June 30.

Originated in 2015 by WNDB, a nonprofit advocate for literature that reflects the lives of all young people, the Walter Dean Myers program provides 16 grants of $2,000 to support writers from diverse communities. Past recipients of the grants include such writers as Jennifer de Leon (Don’t Ask Me Where I’m From), Yamile Saied Méndez (Where Are You From), and Angie Thomas (The Hate U Give).

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