MOFFAT—LEE & LOW BOOKS is pleased to announce that SD Youngwolf of Moffat is the winner of the company’s 19th annual New Voices Award.
His picture book manuscript, The Echo People, is the story of two children who go on a special journey with their grandfather and, through their different experiences, learn how we create our own realities through the words and actions we give to the world.
Youngwolf is a writer and an award-winning artist who is tribally enrolled in the Georgia Tribe of Eastern Cherokee. His creativity is inspired by traditional indigenous stories and history, and by the young people he meets during his storytelling performances. He hopes that The Echo People will resonate with readers by giving them a stronger sense of responsibility for the way they lead their lives.
Youngwolf will receive a prize of $2,000 and a publication contract.
ABOUT THE AWARD: Established in 2000, the New Voices Award encourages writers of color to submit their work to Lee & Low Books, which takes pride in nurturing authors new to the world of children’s book publishing. For more information, visit New Voices Award page, https://www.leeandlow.com/writers-illustrators/new-voices-award
Authors of color who write for older readers are encouraged to learn about our New Visions Award for middle grade and young adult manuscripts as well.