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Biography

Meg Medina is a New York Times bestselling author and winner of the 2019 John Newbery Award for her middle grade novel, Merci Suárez Changes Gears. She writes picture books, middle grade and YA fiction. Her other 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 the Pura Belpré award, 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.  

Meg Medina’s books have been chosen for numerous “Best” lists, and she 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. megmedina.com

Publications

Merci Suárez Changes Gears  

Candlewick Press 

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




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