We are now officially into week two of our campaign and it’s been a busy, exciting time over here at WNDB. In less than one week we crossed through the halfway mark for our fundraising goal, and the team couldn’t be more humbled by everyone’s support!
We wanted to personally thank each and every one of you for your donations. Your generosity has helped us to break 68K as of this update and we are so thankful to you for supporting WNDB and taking us that much closer to our goal.
We’re also thrilled to share some new and exciting perks, including:
<![if !supportLists]>·<![endif]>A gorgeous & colorful Jarrett Krosoczka original (right), in <![if !vml]><![endif]>acrylic, watercolor and graphite. Jarrett is the author and illustrator of multiple books, including the popular Lunch Lady graphic novels.
<![if !supportLists]>·<![endif]>A private dinner with acclaimed author Tim Federle (Better Nate than Ever), including signed copies of his cocktail books!
TONS of amazing agent/editor perks like query critiques, lunch with an editor, and much more (just in time for NaNoWriMo and #PitchWars).
Original brushwork art by author & artist Cindy Pon (left), plus a SWAG pack – all ready to ship for the holidays!
<![if !supportLists]>·<![endif]>One super-special perk going up tomorrow that we’re announcing to you first: the chance to have your picture book (or the first three chapters of your YA/MG manuscript) read by the entire editorial board at Chronicle Books for possible acquisition.
As a special sign of appreciation for being on our mailing list, we wanted to share with you a first look at the newest video we are revealing tomorrow. Warning: your heart might melt.
Thank you again to all of you— we have come so far, but the campaign is NOT over yet. We have a long way to go, and we are now at the critical stage where we need the word spread far and wide—so please do share our fundraiser with your friends and family. Together we can make it happen, and we can reach our goal to have a more inclusive, representative and diverse world in literature.
p.s. If you are a member of Pi Beta Phi, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org – you might just be able to help us reach our goal even sooner!
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We Need Diverse Books™ is a grassroots organization of children’s book lovers that advocates essential changes in the publishing industry to produce and promote literature that reflects and honors the lives of all young people.