Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

February Meeting: The Collaborative Process

Date(s) - 02/22/2023
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


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The Collaborative Process

We are excited to welcome Keila V. Dawson, Jeanette Bradley, and Lindsay H. Metcalf for a conversation on their collaborative process while creating their inspirational and award-winning books: NO VOICE TOO SMALL: Fourteen Young Americans Making History and NO WORLD TOO BIG: Young People Fighting Global Climate Change (releasing spring 2023).



Keila V. Dawson writes fiction and nonfiction picture books. She is coeditor of NO VOICE TOO SMALL: FOURTEEN YOUNG AMERICANS MAKING HISTORY and the forthcoming NO WORLD TOO BIG: YOUNG PEOPLE FIGHTING CLIMATE CHANGE (Charlesbridge, 2023) with Lindsay Metcalf and Jeanette Bradley, illustrated by Bradley. Dawson is the author of OPENING THE ROAD: VICTOR HUGO GREEN and HIS GREEN BOOK, illustrated by Alleanna Harris, THE KING CAKE BABY, illustrated by Vernon Smith and the forthcoming YUMBO GUMBO, illustrated by Katie Crumpton (Charlesbridge,(2023).


Jeanette Bradley has been an urban planner, an apprentice pastry chef, and the artist-in-residence for a traveling art museum on a train. Now she writes, draws, and makes books for kids. Her books include Something Great; No Voice Too Small; No World Too Big; Love, Mama; and When the Babies Came to Stay. Jeanette lives in Rhode Island with her wife and kids. Visit her online at


Lindsay H. Metcalf is a journalist and award-winning author of nonfiction picture books: BEATRIX POTTER, SCIENTIST, a Mighty Girl Best Book of 2020 and Young People’s Literature Award winner from the Friends of American Writers Chicago; FARMERS UNITE! Planting a Protest for Fair Prices, a Kansas Notable Book, Friends of American Writers honoree, NCSS/CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Book, and Junior Library Guild selection; and NO VOICE TOO SMALL: Fourteen Young Americans Making History, a Kirkus and Chicago Public Library Best Book, Notable Social Studies Trade Book, and NCTE Notable Poetry Book. NO WORLD TOO BIG: Young People Fighting Global Climate Change, a poetry anthology from the team behind No Voice Too Small, is forthcoming in spring 2023. Lindsay lives in Kansas with her husband, two sons, and a variety of pets. Reach her at and @lindsayhmetcalf on Twitter and Instagram.


Event Details:

-The event will take place from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm EST on Wednesday, February 22nd via Zoom. (Please note: the Zoom link will be sent after registration closes at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, Feb 21st – the day before the event.)

-This event is FREE, but you MUST REGISTER in order to receive the Zoom meeting link.

-There WILL be a limited time replay for this event.


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