Autumn Allen

Writer,  Educator,  Children's Literature Specialist


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!


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.

Applications for next year's fellowship are open until July 1!

At the virtual reception in October 2020, I read from my manuscript along with the outgoing writer in residence, Shawnna Thomas. This fall, I will read alongside the incoming resident. Stay tuned for a date.

Check out this resource for educators and librarians I created for HarperCollins: Why an inclusive bookshelf is important and how to make it happen.
Join me, Donalyn Miller and Erin Entrada Kelly on February 16 to discuss the hows and whys, with School Library Journal. Register here.