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Austin SCBWI Member Wins Crystal Kite Award for Third Consecutive Year

Austin SCBWI has a Crystal Kite winner in its chapter for the third consecutive year!

Middle-grade nonfiction book, HER OWN TWO FEET: A RWANDAN GIRL’S BRAVE FIGHT TO WALK by Meredith Davis and Rebeka Uwitonze won the 2020 Crystal Kite Award for the Texas/Oklahoma region. Meredith started the Austin SCBWI chapter more than 25 years ago and was Austin’s first Regional Advisor!

The book was published by Scholastic.

Austin SCBWI members also won the Crystal Kite Award last two years, THE BOY, THE BOAT AND THE BEAST by Samantha M Clark in 2019 and THE YOUNGEST MARCHER written by Cynthia Levinson in 2018.

Other past Austin SCBWI Crystal Kite Award winners include POET: THE REMARKABLE STORY OF GEORGE MOSES HORTON written and illustrated by Don Tate in 2016 and MINE! illustrated by Patrice Barton in 2013.

See all the past winners here.

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