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Welcome Meg Medina

We are thrilled to announce that Meg Medina will be joining the faculty in Hamline's MFAC program! Meg will be a guest author on opening weekend in January and will be starting formally in July 2018. She brings her strong interest in diverse literature with her, hoping to increase the number of authentic stories written by authors from traditionally marginalized communities.

Please join us in welcoming Meg to the MFAC program!

Medina 400Meg Medina is an award-winning Cuban American author who writes picture books, middle grade and YA fiction. Her novels include Burn Baby Burn, longlisted for the 2016 National Book Award and shortlisted for the Kirkus Prize; Yacqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass, winner of a CYBILS Award and the International Latino Book Award; and The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind, a Bank Street Best Book. Picture books include Mango, Abuela and Me, recipient of a 2016 Pura Belpré Honor Medal, and Tia Isa Wants a Car, winner of the Ezra Jack Keats New Writer’s Medal. A new middle-grade novel, Merci Suarez Changes Gears, will be published in fall 2018. Meg Medina’s books have been chosen for numerous “Best” lists, and she herself has been listed as one of CNN’s 10 Visionary Women and one of Latino Stories Top 10 Latino Authors to Watch. Her interests include community projects that support girls, Latino youth, and /or literacy.  She lives with her family in Richmond, Virginia.