Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Kait Feldman


Kait Feldman is an Editor at Orchard Books, an imprint of Scholastic, where she is building a list of picture books and graphic novels.

She joined Scholastic in May of 2014 and gained editorial experience assisting Executive Editors Tracy Mack, Michael di Capua, Cheryl Klein, and Andrea Davis Pinkney. A few of the titles she assisted on include Newbery Honor-winner Echo by Pam Muñoz Ryan, New York Times-bestseller The Marvels by Brian Selznick, and The Tales of Beedle the Bard: The Illustrated Edition by J.K. Rowling, with new illustrations by Lisbeth Zwerger. She also worked for Arthur A. Levine Books from November 2018 until its dissolvement in April 2019.

Kait is a founding member of People of Color in Publishing, the founder and chair of the Scholastic Diversity Committee, and a member of the Diverse BookFinder Advisory Council.

She was born in Orlando, Florida; raised in Los Angeles, California; and now resides in a hoarder’s paradise in Brooklyn, New York, surrounded by books.

Follow her on Twitter @kaitfeldmann




Picture Book Writing: In this breakout for picture book writers, we’ll examine the ins and outs of effective picture book text, including elements like rhythm, pacing, and pagination. We’ll also dip into the POV of the illustrator to understand how the form of the book impacts the reading experience, and talk about what’s up with that barrier editors like to put between the author and illustrator.

Reading Images: Components of Visual Storytelling In this breakout geared towards illustrators and author-illustrators, we will cover some exciting ways to use art as a narrative form. Come hungry to feast your eyes on lots of picture books and graphic novels that play with components like page-turn, gutter, white space, paneling, perspective, color, and more!

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