Jane Yolen Cabin (Phoenix Farm Annex) at the Highlights Foundation

Sign with text: Phoenix Farm Annex/Jane Yolen Cabin

Paying It Forward

Phoenix Farm Annex (The Jane Yolen Cabin) honors prolific children’s author Jane Yolen, and features copies of her work and decor from her home (the actual Phoenix Farm).

Jane and her daughter, fellow author Heidi EY Stemple, have also established a scholarship fund to “pay it forward” and help upcoming writers learn the craft and business of children’s publishing.

Established By Jane Yolen and Heidi EY Stemple

Heidi EY Stemple and Jane Yolen in front of the Jane Yolen Cabin

Encouraging Authors to Find Time and Place to Write

“From the beginning of my long career in publishing–first as an editor, then as a writer–I have believed in paying it forward. How else could I honor those who taught me all I know about writing–from my early school days to my high school and college teachers who encouraged my poetry and stories, to the editors who first published me? By paying it forward–whether by speaking, teaching, or starting scholarships and fellowships for young writers who might not otherwise have been as lucky as I, I can keep the line of writers safe. So they can find time and place to write their books, meet the editors, explore new ways of telling their stories, their histories; allowing them to bring their book to our libraries, our tables, our bedsides, our hearts.”—Jane Yolen

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The Highlights Foundation positively impacts children by amplifying the voices of storytellers who inform, educate, and inspire children to become their best selves.  Learn more about our impact.