Autumn Allen

Writer,  Educator,  Children's Literature Specialist


I had a fabulous year working on my historical young adult novel, All You Have to Do, during my Writer-in-Residence fellowship supported by the Associates of the Boston Public Library.

At the virtual reception in October 2020, I read from my manuscript along with the outgoing writer in residence, Shawnna Thomas.

At another virtual reception on October 25, 2021, I will read again, alongside the incoming fellows. Register here!


I'm pleased to share my article for the We Need Diverse Books blog. With thanks for all they do to get diverse books into children's hands!

Check out this resource for educators and librarians I created for HarperCollins: Why an inclusive bookshelf is important and how to make it happen.

If you missed the panel with me, Donalyn Miller and Erin Entrada Kelley, you can watch the recording here.