Posted by: Kathy Temean | January 16, 2022

Amber Brown Award

Amber Brown Grant

Do you know a school who could benefit from receiving a all-expense paid visit from a well-respected children’s author or illustrator, along with $250 stipend to make it memorable and $250 worth of books by author/illustrator?

Well, now if the time to be a hero and talk to that school principal to see if they would be interested in this grant. You do not have to be an SCBWI member, but the principal will need to write a statement of support to apply. The deadline is April 15th

The Amber Brown Grant commemorates author and beloved school speaker, Paula Danziger.  One school is awarded each year with an author or illustrator visit and new books to continue Paula’s love of connecting children with creative influences.

  • Any school can apply. You do not need to be a member to nominate a school.
  • Applications must be filled out entirely and can only be submitted from November 1 – April 15.
  • A statement of support from the nominated school’s principal.
  • The winning school will be determined by an SCBWI committee and will be published in the SCBWI BUlletin and on the website, blog, and social platforms.
  • One school will receive an all-expense-paid visit by a well-respected children’s author or illustrator. The chosen school will also receive a $250 stipend to create a memorable day and $250 worth of books by the visiting author/illustrator.
  • Email applications to Kim Turrisi at:

Download the Amber Brown Grant application form HERE.

Talk tomorrow,



  1. Reblogged this on Darlene Beck-Jacobson and commented:
    Calling all classrooms…would you like an author visit to your school? Nominate your school and you may win a free one.


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