Latinx Voices at the Highlights Foundation

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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

Diversity in Children’s Literature Fellow Jessica Galán Talks About Her Why

Diversity in Children’s Literature Fellow Jessica Galán Talks About Her Why

Diversity in Children’s Literature Fellow Nathalie Alonso Talks About Her Why

Diversity in Children’s Literature Fellow Nathalie Alonso Talks About Her Why

Diversity in Children’s Literature Fellow Adriana De Persia Colón Talks About Her Why

Diversity in Children’s Literature Fellow Adriana De Persia Colón Talks About Her Why

Juana Martinez-Neal on Creative Leaps and New Techniques

Juana Martinez-Neal on Creative Leaps and New Techniques

Upcoming Programs Featuring Latinx Voices

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Our Mission in Action

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