Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Equity and Inclusion: Our Mission and Goals

At SCBWI, we recognize that publicly committing to equity and inclusion is crucial to our membership and the readers we serve. Words, stories, and images are powerful: They define who we are for ourselves and for others.

Historically, content creation that reaches a wide audience of children and teens has been intertwined with a legacy of privilege, oppression, bias, and racism. We acknowledge that as part of the children’s publishing industry we share in that legacy. 


Our Mission


Support the creation and availability of quality books for every young reader championing equity and inclusion.


Our Goals


–Expand inclusivity in our membership and create a welcoming and safe environment for all members

–Provide learning opportunities to increase social consciousness

–Increase inclusive programming, events, and community outreach