How To Write a Book Proposal for Children's Nonfiction
Date: Saturday, April 18
Time: 10 am - 3 pm (with one-hour lunch break)
Instructor: Rachel Sarah
“Facts and truth are more important now than ever," said David Levithan, publisher and editorial director of Scholastic, during a New York book fair last year. His new narrative nonfiction imprint, along with other publishing houses, are eager to get nonfiction books into the hands of young readers.
Do you have a nonfiction idea for kids that you'd love to flesh out into a book? It might be contemporary, historical, or even memoir. Together we'll learn what makes a book proposal for a young readership convincing and compelling. We'll talk about nailing down your target audience (say, elementary school vs. high school), fleshing out a marketing plan, and building your platform.
We'll also look at how to write in a voice that pulls in young readers. Ideal for nonfiction writers who are ready to write for kids!
Rachel Sarah's next book -- GIRL WARRIORS, for middle grade nonfiction readers -- is due out with Chicago Review Press in 2021. It tells the stories of 25 girls and women under age 25 who have risen up to reverse the climate crisis.
Rachel has written about parenting for The Washington Post, The New York Times, Family Circle, and Parents. She reviews books for young readers at Barnes & Noble and is represented by Eric Myers.
More about Rachel: https://rachelsarah.com