Tell Us About an Amazing Woman

Student Book Competition on Heroines.

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To honor the vast accomplishments of women in the United States, the National Youth Foundation (NYF) is pleased to announce the Amazing Women's Edition (AWE) competition. Sophia Hanson, Executive Director of NYF, stated: "In furtherance of honoring the vast contributions of women, we are hosting the Amazing Women's Edition book writing contest. Get to know an extraordinary woman in your community and tell us HERstory." AWE calls upon students in grades K-8 to write and illustrate original books on heroines in their communities. The winning book will be published in hardcover and donated to public libraries.

Nicole Dennis-Benn, author of "Here Comes the Sun," a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, stated: "I grew up in a culture where women are heads of households and state. One was even deemed as our National Hero, and another, Prime Minister of Jamaica. However, unlike the men, these women were never celebrated as much or written about extensively. It would be very important for the younger generation of women to see these women's stories and aspire to carry the baton, moving us forward as women."

The panel of judges includes Rudine Sims Bishop, 2017 recipient of the ALA Coretta Scott King Award; Daniel James Brown, New York Times bestselling author of "The Boys in the Boat,"; Erin Falligant, children's author, and Bhavna Shyamalan, a philanthropist with the M. Night Shyamalan Foundation. The winning book will be announced in March 2018, during Women's History Month.

The deadline for the submission of completed books and applications is Jan. 4, 2018. Contest details and application material can be found at For questions, please email or call or (610) 742-3671.

Contact: National Youth Foundation

Telephone: (610) 742-3671




Source: National Youth Foundation


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