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La Familia: Writing About Latinx Families featuring Meg Medina

  • Duende @ Walls of Books 325 Georgia Avenue Brookeville, MD, 20833 United States (map)

Join Duende District at Walls of Books for a special event, featuring Meg Medina, author of the new middle grade novel, MERCI SUAREZ CHANGES GEARS. She'll be in conversation with students from the Latin American Youth Center to celebrate the new edition of VOCES SIN FRONTERAS, from Shout Mouse Press.

This event is free & open to the public, but an RSVP is required.

Meg Medina is an award-winning Cuban American author who writes picture books, middle grade, and YA fiction. She is the author of the YA novels Burn Baby Burn, Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass, and The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind. Her picture books include Mango, Abuela and Me, and Tía Isa Wants a Car. Her most recent middle grade novel, published by Candlewick Press in September 2018, is Merci Suarez Changes Gears.

Meg’s works have been called “heartbreaking,” “lyrical” and “must haves for every collection." They have earned her the Pura Belpré medal and honor awards, and the Ezra Jack Keats Writers Award. Meg's works have also been long listed for the National Book Award and were twice named as finalists for the prestigious Kirkus Prize for Young People's Fiction.

Meg’s work examines how cultures intersect, as seen through the eyes of young people. When she is not writing, Meg works on community projects that support girls, Latino youth and/or literacy. She lives with her family in Richmond, Virginia.