Since 2005, more than 14,000
Sacramento-area school children have benefited from Words Take
Wing: Honoring Diversity in Children’s Literature. This annual
celebration, held each February, gives students the opportunity
to hear about the personal journeys and creative processes of
acclaimed authors and illustrators of diverse children’s
literature whose stories about Native American heritage, Asian
culture, African American culture, and Latino identity, among
many others, allow them to explore a wide range of perspectives
and world views.
Filipina-American author Erin Entrada Kelly is a professor of
children’s literature in the graduate fiction and publishing
programs at Rosemont College near Philadelphia. In 2018, the
American Library Association awarded the prestigious Newbery
Medal to Kelly for her third novel, Hello, Universe. Her
debut novel, Blackbird Fly, won SCBWI’s Golden Kite
Honor Award in 2016. Her short fiction has been nominated
for the Philippines Free Press Literary Award for Short
Fiction and the Pushcart Prize. Learn more about
our 2019 Celebrated Children’s Author.
Sutter Health is a proud sponsor
of Words Take Wing.