Support the Kidlit Pride Scholarship Fund

Announcing the Kidlit Pride Scholarship Fund at the Highlights Foundation

The Kidlit Pride Scholarship Fund was established to help qualified authors and illustrators from the LGBTQIA+ community attend any of our workshops.

Faculty leaders Rob Sanders and Lesléa Newman.
Faculty leaders Rob Sanders and Lesléa Newman.
In 2019, as part of our Essential Conversations series, the Highlights Foundation hosted Writing the Rainbow: Crafting Picture Books With LGBTQIA+ Themes. In 2020 we’re continuing the momentum with Writing the Rainbow: Middle Grade and Young Adult, A Working Symposium, September 13-16.

We’d like to invite you to help us support the fund by making a donation using the form below.


Gloria Day“I do hope that Highlights continues to create and host workshops/events for the LGBTQIA+ community. Though sometimes overlooked, our stories are necessary and offer hope to children who find themselves in the books we write. It’s through your continued support that we can ensure that our voices are heard and our stories see the light of day.”
–Gloria Day, 2019 Scholarship Recipient


Lesléa Newman and mentee  Writing the Rainbow group  At Writing the Rainbow  Rob Sanders and mentee

To Donate to the Kidlit Pride Scholarship:
To Donate: text KIDLITPRIDEto 41444 or fill out the form below.