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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 National Book Award) and Rickshaw Girl (adapted into…
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November 18, 2021

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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November 18, 2021

Emily X.R. Pan

Emily X.R. Pan (she/her) is the New York Times-bestselling author of The Astonishing Color of After, which won the APALA Honor Award and the Walter…
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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
October 15, 2021

Laura Shovan

Laura Shovan is a Pushcart Prize-nominated poet and the author of the middle grade novels The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary, Takedown, and A Place at the Table,…
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June 21, 2021

Rita Williams-Garcia

Rita Williams-Garcia, a Queens, New York, native, is the celebrated author of novels for young adults and middle grade readers. Her middle grade novel Clayton…
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June 3, 2021

Jasmine Warga

Jasmine Warga is the New York Times-bestselling author of Other Words For Home, which earned multiple awards including a John Newbery Honor, a Walter Honor for Young Readers, and a Charlotte Huck…
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May 25, 2021

Alex Sanchez

Alex Sanchez has published ten novels, including the American Library Association “Best Book for Young Adults” Rainbow Boys and Lambda Award-winning So Hard to Say. His novel Bait won the…
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May 25, 2021

K.A. Holt

K.A. Holt has dedicated her writing career to making sure kids (and adults) understand that anyone can be the main character of a book, and everyone deserves to see…
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May 6, 2021

Daria Peoples-Riley

Daria Peoples’ first job was at nine years old in the children’s section of her hometown library in Paso Robles, California. She worked a little,…
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