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SYI is a registered non-profit dedicated to providing programs to support a diversity of youth voices nationwide, particularly in high-need and underserved communities. We offer need-based scholarships, low-cost, and free programming.
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The 2019 Inklings Book is Here!

Embrace imagination in twenty fanciful stories and poems by passionate young authors.

This eleventh edition of the annual Inklings Book anthology features work by young writers in grades three through nine. Each piece is a daydream an Inkling brought into reality—with the help of grown-up author-mentors guiding revisions! Part storybook, part teaching tool, Inklings Book 2019 can both inspire and guide your literary flights of fancy.


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