John Steptoe Award

Today is one of the best days of my life. This morning at 8AM I received a phone call from The Coretta Scott King Committee to inform me that I am this year’s winner of the John Steptoe Award for New Talent (first female to ever win)! I can’t even begin to tell you how happy I am. I can’t stop laughing. Thanks to Zetta Elliott for such inspiring text, and thanks to my editor, Jennifer Fox for trusting me with such a special story. Thanks to my friends for all their encouragement and advice. And thanks to Robin Smith and the members of the CSK Award committee for bestowing me with such an honor.

Now, who’s meeting me for cupcakes today??