Latinx Voices at the Highlights Foundation

Latinx Voices Book Covers
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Our Goal

To inspire children through story by amplifying the voices of Latine and Latinx authors & illustrators.

Our Action:

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.

Cover of Old Clothes for Dinner?! by Nathalie Alonso

CELEBRATING NATHALIE ALONSO’S PICTURE BOOK DEBUT!

“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.”

See the blog post here.

News and Resources

Scholarships for Latinx Voices at the Highlights Foundation

Latinx Storyteller Scholarship
Poesía Scholarship for Latinx Poets

Blogs and Podcasts

3 Questions With Merrill Rainey and Joe Cepeda About Creating Books for The Very Youngest Children

3 Questions With Merrill Rainey and Joe Cepeda About Creating Books for The Very Youngest Children

3 Questions With Diana Rodriguez Wallach and Intisar Khanani About Writing Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror

3 Questions With Diana Rodriguez Wallach and Intisar Khanani About Writing Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror

From Student to Faculty with Scholarship Support

From Student to Faculty with Scholarship Support

Celebrating Nathalie Alonso’s Picture Book Debut!

Celebrating Nathalie Alonso’s Picture Book Debut!

Upcoming Programs Featuring Latinx Voices

Summer Camp in Illustration: Intensive Artistic Inspiration

Summer Camp in Illustration: Intensive Artistic Inspiration

Starts: July 10, 2024

Summer Camp in Writing: Create and Dream!

Summer Camp in Writing: Create and Dream!

Starts: July 14, 2024

Getting the Gig: A Two-Night Mini on Speaking Opportunities for Storytellers

Getting the Gig: A Two-Night Mini on Speaking Opportunities for Storytellers

Starts: August 6, 2024

Whole Novel Workshop: An In-Person Retreat for Novelists (October)

Whole Novel Workshop: An In-Person Retreat for Novelists (October)

Starts: October 17, 2024

Latinx Voices: An In-Community Retreat for Storytellers

Latinx Voices: An In-Community Retreat for Storytellers

Starts: October 27, 2024

Get Involved

How will you inspire kids by amplifying the voices of Latinx authors and illustrators?

 

Our Mission in Action

Share Your Story, Inspire a Child
Scholarships
Equity & Inclusion in Kidlit
Partners & Sponsors

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.