Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

  • VIRTUAL BOOK LAUNCH PARTY! Celebrating March & April releases of Mid-Atlantic SCBWI members   Meg Medina, author Candlewick Press, April 2020 2019 Newbery award winner now available in paperback! Everything feels different in the sixth grade for Merci Suárez–-and not just at school where queen bee Edna Santos is driving her crazy about Merci’s school-assigned Sunshine Buddy, Michael Clark. Her grandfather, Lolo, has been acting strangely, too, but no one in her family will tell her what’s going on. Meet the Suárez family and the students of Seaward Pines Academy for a story that gets at the confusion that defines middle school and the steadfast connection of family. Enter to win some swag for MERCI SÚAREZ CHANGES GEARS and RICK by Alex Gino HERE! Purchase your paperback edition HERE.     Sarah Glenn Marsh, author Sarah Green, illustrator Abrams, March 2020 The thrilling true story of one brave woman who, with bravery and wit and some strategically placed laundry, helped save the American Revolution. The book includes a spy code so kids can get involved in the action.

(Banner art by Christiana Sandoval Woodard)

Welcome! We hope to see you at one of our events: regional get-togethers, illustrators’ sketchcrawl, fall conference, PAL programs, and craft-focused workshops. (Details under the “Events” tab)


Mark your calendars!

Annual Fall Conference:  

Children's Publishing in 2020


October 23 - 24, 2020 


Keynote address

by Meg Medina

(Holiday Inn Dulles; Sterling, VA)