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Our Mentors

Sarah Kapit
This 2021, Sarah Kapit is mentoring Middle Grade
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Sarah Kapit
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Sarah Kapit is the author of Get a Grip, Vivy Cohen! and The Many Mysteries of the Finkel Family, both published by Penguin Random House. Get a Grip, Vivy Cohen! was named a 2020 Scheider Family Honor title by the American Library Services Association. The book has been named to several “best of” lists, including the Chicago Public Library Best Books of 2020, and was recently featured on The New York Times’ The Book Review podcast. Sarah’s work has received starred reviews in Kirkus, School/Library Journal, and ALA Booklist. She was a Pitch Wars 2017 mentee. 2021 is her third time co-mentoring for Pitch Wars. When she’s not reading and writing, she can be found knitting, watching baseball, and spoiling her goofy orange cat. Sarah lives in Bellevue, Washington.

Jennifer Laughran
Andrea Brown Literary Agency

For Pitch Wars 2021, Sarah Kapit is co-mentoring with Adrianna Cuevas.

Other Published Works

Get a Grip, Vivy Cohen! (Penguin Random House, February 2020)

Favorite Books

Sal and Gabi Break the Universe by Carlos Hernandez
Hazel Bly and the Deep Blue Sea by Ashley Herring Blake
Dear Sweet Pea by Julie Murphy
Lupe Wong Won't Dance by Donna Barba Higuera
The Best at It by Maulik Pancholy

Years Mentored
2019, 2020, 2021
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