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Crystal Kite Award Winner: Cynthia Levinson

Congratulations to Austin author Cynthia Levinson, winner of the 2018 Crystal Kite Award, for The Youngest Marcher: The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a Young Civil Rights Activist, illustrated by Vanessa Brantley Newton and published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers (Simon & Schuster.) During our February chapter meeting, Regional Advisor Samantha Clark presented the award to Cynthia Levinson, who graciously accepted the honor.

The annual Crystal Kite Award is a peer-given award to recognize great books from 15 SCBWI regional divisions around the world. Our division includes Texas and Oklahoma.