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Our Mentors

Alechia Dow
Alechia Dow is not mentoring this year, but has mentored Young Adult
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Alechia Dow
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Alechia Dow is a former pastry chef, food critic, culinary teacher, and Youth Services librarian. When not writing YA sci-fi featuring determined black girls (like herself), you can find her having epic dance parties with her daughter, baking, mentoring, or taking teeny adventures around Europe.

Natalie Lakosil
Bradford Literary Agency

Favorite Books

The Henna Wars by Adiba Jaigirdar
Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds
Crownchasers by Rebecca Coffindaffer
MEM by Bethany C. Morrow
Enchantée/All That Glitters by Gita Trelease

Years Mentored
2018, 2020
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