Yolen Wins Golden Kite Award

Mapping the Bones by Jane Yolen (Philomel) won the 2019 Golden Kite award in the Young Adult Fiction category, given by the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) for “excellence in children’s literature.”

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo (HarperTeen) was named a Golden Kite honor book in the same category.

“The Golden Kites are the first children’s literary award judged by a jury of peers.” This year’s judges were Crystal Allen, Elana K. Arnold, Monica Brown, Jack Cheng, Carolyn Crimi, Karen Cushman, Susan Middleton Elya, Deborah Heiligman, Wendell Minor, LeUyen Pham, Anita Sanchez, Laura Vaccaro Seeger, Ray Shepard, Francisco X. Stork, and Liara Tamani. Winners will be honored during SCBWI’s New York Winter Conference, February 8, 2019 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York NY.

For more information, including complete winners and honor books, see the SCBWI website.

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