B’nai B’rith International is accepting submissions for the Diverse Minds Writing Challenge, in which high school students write and illustrate a children’s book that teaches acceptance.

B’nai B’rith International is accepting submissions for the Diverse Minds Writing Challenge, in which high school students write and illustrate a children’s book that teaches acceptance.

The challenge is open to students in grades 9-12 who live in Delaware and are enrolled in Kent, New Castle and Sussex county public schools or private, charter or independent schools.

The program, now in its 10th year, has published 29 original children’s books, awarded more than $250,000 in college scholarships and grants and donated more than 35,000 books to public schools, libraries and community organizations across the country.

The winning student or team of students will have their book published in print and as an e-book and will win a $5,000 college scholarship. Second place wins $2,000 for college, and the third-place winner will receive $1,000.

For more information, visit bnaibrith.org/diverse-minds.html.