Join Books N Bros for an All Youth Writing Workshop to Enter the "Tell us about an Amazing Woman" Student Book Contest!

To honor the vast accomplishments of women in the United States, the National Youth Foundation (NYF) is pleased to announce the Amazing Women’s Edition (AWE) competition. 

And guess who's been requested as a judge? Your own 11 year old Founder of Books N Bros, Sidney Keys III! 

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Sophia Hanson, Executive Director of NYF, stated: “In furtherance of honoring the vast contributions of women, we are hosting the Amazing Women’s Edition book writing contest.  Get to know an extraordinary woman in your community and tell us HERstory.”  

AWE calls upon students in grades K to 8 to write and illustrate original books on heroines in their communities.  The winning book will be published in hard cover and donated to public libraries. Additionally, the winning student will receive $500 in prizes.

Nicole Dennis-Benn, Author of Here Comes the Sun, A New York Times Notable Book of the Year, stated: “I grew up in a culture where women are heads of households and state.  One was even deemed as our National Hero, and another, Prime Minister of Jamaica.  However, unlike the men, these women were never celebrated as much or written about extensively.  It would be very important for the younger generation of women to see these women's stories and aspire to carry the baton, moving us forward as women.”

The winning book will be announced in March 2018, during women’s history month.

We will be hosting a local writing workshop at a later date for Books N Bros members and also non - members (girls are welcome!) to be paired with a writing mentor and get their short stories done and submitted!

If you would like to be a mentor, please email your resume and two writing samples to! 

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Keep in mind, if you're not in St. Louis, you can still enter!!
The deadline for the submission of completed books and applications is January 4, 2018.  Contest details and application material can be found at  For questions, please email or call or (610) 742-3671

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