If you’re a school with little to no budget for bringing in an author, don’t forget about grants!
There’s one offered through the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators that will pay for an author to come in plus provide extra money for books. It’s the Amber Brown Grant set up in honor of Paula Danzinger whose famous character was Amber Brown.
The deadline is April 1st for this year. You can also submit again in the fall from November 1-April 1. It’s an easy application to fill out. Here’s the link: GRANT