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May 20, 2022

Matt Phelan

Matt Phelan is an award-winning, New York Times-bestselling author/illustrator of picture books, middle grade novels, and graphic novels for young readers. Matt...
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May 12, 2022

Melanie Crowder

Melanie Crowder (she/her) is an educator, speaker, and the acclaimed author of nine novels for young readers. Her work has received numerous awards and starred...
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May 12, 2022

Fran Wilde

Double Nebula Award-winner Fran Wilde has published seven novels, a poetry collection, and more than 50 short stories for adults, teens, and kids. Her stories...
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May 9, 2022

Anica Mrose Rissi

Anica Mrose Rissi is the award-winning author of more than a dozen books for kids and teens, including picture books, chapter books, middle grade, and...
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May 6, 2022

Emily X.R. Pan

Emily X.R. Pan (she/her) is the New York Times-bestselling and award-winning author best known for The Astonishing Color of After...
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April 25, 2022

Ceredwyn Bagley

Ceredwyn Bagley used to be called Kathleen Bagley (and is still known by her pseudonym, Kate Pentecost) but noticed that there were an inordinate amount...
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News February 24, 2022

Kekla Magoon (’05 WCYA) Featured in The Bridge

"We can’t shy away from the complexities of our history, because if we don’t let kids experience complexity when they’re young, how will they be...
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News February 24, 2022
December 29, 2021

Yamile Saied Méndez

Yamile (sha-MEE-lay) Saied Méndez is a fútbol-obsessed Argentine-American Pura Belpré gold medal-winning author. She lives in Utah with her Puerto Rican husband and their five...
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November 18, 2021

Mitali Perkins

Mitali Perkins (mitaliperkins.com) has written many books for young readers, including You Bring the Distant Near (nominated for a...
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News November 14, 2021

VCFA Friendsgiving, November 18

In this season of giving thanks and celebrating connections, we are grateful to everyone in the VCFA community.
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News November 14, 2021