Sophia Hanson and a group of boys and girls of the National Youth Foundation

Sophia Hanson – National Youth Foundation – Amazing Women’s Edition

Date grant awarded: 11/17/2017

The National Youth Foundation (NYF), and founders Sophia Hanson, Jamee Joppy and Carolyn Crawford, created the Amazing Women’s Edition competition to promote diversity and gender equality in student literature. The Amazing Women’s Edition calls upon students in grades K-8 to get to know extraordinary women in their communities and to write and illustrate original books about these local heroines.

In furtherance of celebrating the contributions of women, NYF will publish the winning book and donate copies to public libraries across the country. Additionally, the top 10 books will be made available in NYF’s online library. The winner and finalists will be announced in March 2018 during Women’s History Month.