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Contact Info

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Meg 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; Yaqui 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. 

Her picture books include Mango, Abuela, and Me, recipient of a 2016 Pura Belpré Honor Medal, and Tía 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.

Additional Links



Burn Baby Burn
Candlewick Press

Tía Isa Wants a Car
Candlewick Press

Mango, Abuela, and Me
Candlewick Press

Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass

Candlewick Press

The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind
Candlewick Press

Milagros: The Girl from Away
Henry Holt Books for Young Readers

Faculty Accomplishments

  • Meg Medina 250

    We are thrilled to announce that Meg Medina will be joining the faculty in Hamline's MFAC program! Meg will be a guest in January and will be starting formally in July 2018.