Latinx Voices at the Highlights Foundation
To inspire children through story by amplifying the voices of Latine and Latinx authors & illustrators.
Craft and education, community-building, and resources and support for Latine and Latinx creatives and professionals in and around the children’s book industry.
Testimonials from Latinx community
“EVELYN DEL REY IS MOVING AWAY (Candlewick Press, 2020) came directly from a wonderful workshop led by illustrator Shadra Strickland. It was in mining the problems of childhood as she asked us to do that I finally found the plot of a story I had wanted to tell for years.” (Meg Medina)
“…The Highlights Foundation [is] a huge part of this life-changing success I’m enjoying, and I will always make giving back to Highlights a priority.” (Nathalie Alonso)
“This retreat was magical. I was able to write, relax, and connect with amazing writers and authors. I felt held, supported, and restored.”
“As a nonfiction writer, I never thought I was capable of writing fiction, much less something humorous. With the support of the Highlights Foundation Diversity Fellowship and my mentor Emma Otheguy, I was able to step out of my comfort zone and turn a story that I’d set aside for years into a book that’s very close to my Cuban American heart. I’m so happy to celebrate the cover reveal of my debut during Latinx & Hispanic Heritage Month, with an organization that I love.”
News and Resources
Scholarships for Latinx Voices at the Highlights Foundation
Upcoming Programs Featuring Latinx Voices
Free #HFGather: Crafting and Sharing Books From the Heart
Starts: February 26, 2024
Whole Novel Workshop: A Virtual Course for Middle Grade and Young Adult Writers
Starts: April 25, 2024
Summer Camp in Illustration: Intensive Artistic Inspiration
Starts: July 10, 2024
Summer Camp in Writing: Create and Dream!
Starts: July 14, 2024
Whole Novel Workshop: An In-Person Retreat for Novelists (October)
Starts: October 17, 2024
Latinx Voices: An In-Community Retreat for Storytellers
Starts: October 27, 2024
How will you inspire kids by amplifying the voices of Latinx authors and illustrators?