Renée Watson is a #1 New York Times Bestselling author of books for young readers. Her books have sold over one million copies. Her young adult novel, Piecing Me Together, received a Coretta Scott King Award and Newbery Honor. Her children’s picture books and novels for teens have received several awards and international recognition. Many of her books are inspired by her experiences growing up as a Black girl in the Pacific Northwest. Her poetry and fiction center around the experiences of Black girls and explore themes of home, identity, body image, and the intersections of race, class, and gender.  

Delegate | 2023

Speaker | NLF Reading Challenge | 2023

Author Interaction with Ilyasah Shabazz and Renée Watson | NLF Reading Challenge 2023

Changing Times, Changing Values | Panel Discussion | NLF 2023

Poetry that Speaks to Multiple Identities | Interactive Session with Renée Watson | 2023