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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
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...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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