Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Southern Breeze Equity and Inclusion Team

Welcome! Southern Breeze is a region of wonderfully diverse creators and translators. Like SCBWI, our region strives to create an environment where all of us are welcomed and supported to create Kid Lit that accurately reflects the world we live in. Click image below to learn more about our mission and goals.


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SCBWI’s Equity and Inclusion page is jam packed with information, so please check it out here.


New Feature: E & I Theater!

Our first video is from one of our Equity and Inclusion team members offering tips on how to interact with a guide dog for visually impaired people you’ll encounter. Click the link below to watch!


How To Interact with a Guide Dog





We are thrilled to announce the winners of our 4 critiques with agent Saba Sulaiman at Talcott Notch  Literary Services.

CATALYST by Linh Pham
BUTTERFLIED by Bernadette Lambert
DEAR SANTA by Chinelo Dike-Minor
AUNT ALICE by Devyn Douvier


Congratulations to these talented authors, and thank you to everyone who entered! 


Equity and Inclusion Resources:


The Southern Breeze Equity and Inclusion team strives to bring you resources you will find useful and insightful as creators of children’s literature. Click the image below for a list of resources and links:


Image of the Earth with children of all races dances around it


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The Southern Breeze E & I Team would love to hear your ideas! We welcome you to join our team, suggest links to resources you’ve personally found helpful, or any ideas you feel would make the region even more inclusive and welcoming to all creators. 


Please reach out to us at and a member of our team will get back to you.