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Black Voices Matter Critique Fundraiser


I am thrilled to announce the Black Voices Matter Critique Fundraiser!


I am so encouraged by the push in publishing to do better and be better about amplifying black voices. I truly believe that we ALL need to come together in this endeavor.


Because of that, I am hosting a fundraiser here on my website to raise money to send Black Kidlit Authors and Illustrators to the 2020 SCBWI Summer Spectacular. I want to get as many Black voices as possible in front of agents and editors and learning from amazing authors and illustrators. The event this year is 100% online! So anyone can attend from anywhere. My goal is to send at least 10 Black Authors or Illustrators to the event, and I hope to be able to send many more.


Friday, I will be announcing all of the agents, editors, authors, and illustrators who are donating critiques to our fundraiser.


Monday the 22nd, the sale will go live at 6AM PDT (9AM ET). I am keeping the critiques affordable ($35-$60 for critiques from agents/authors/editors and $10-$20 for critiques from fellow aspiring authors to get a new eye on your MS) in an effort to encourage everyone to purchase a critique. 100% of the proceeds will go towards sending a Black Author or Illustrator to the SCBWI summer spectacular. In addition, any of the instant download Book Quote Printables purchased from my shop between now and June 30th will 100% go towards this fundraiser.


If you are a Black author or illustrator and would like to enter to win a ticket to the SCBWI Online Summer Spectacular, please enter below. Winners will be drawn and announced on Tuesday, June 30th. Good luck! I hope to be able to send you ALL to the conference!






Hi! I'm Kailei. Thanks for stopping by!

I believe in books. I believe in imagination.

I believe in getting silly, messy, and crazy with my kids. Thus, For Little Readers was born. 

I write picture books and hope to someday feature

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