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Meg Medina is an award-winning Cuban American author who writes picture books, middle grade, and Young Adult fiction.

She is a two-time Pura Belpré award winner, receiving the 2016 honor distinction for her picture book, Mango, Abuela and Me, and the 2014 medal for her young adult novel, Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass.

Meg also earned the 2012 Ezra Jack Keats award for her picture book Tía Isa Wants a Car.

Her other books are The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind and Milagros: Girl from Away.

Meg’s most current young adult novel is Burn Baby Burn, to be published in March 2016 by Candlewick Press. It was named a Junior Library Guild selection and has earned starred reviews in Kirkus, School Library Journal, and Booklist.


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Meg Medina I have three projects spinning. The first is a short story for Tyranny of Petticoats, volume 2, from Candlewick. It's edited by Jessica Spotswood and…moreI have three projects spinning. The first is a short story for Tyranny of Petticoats, volume 2, from Candlewick. It's edited by Jessica Spotswood and features stories of strong girls in all different periods of history. I love writing short fiction, so it feels like a pleasure to work on that. More long term, I have two books on contract with Candlewick. The first is a middle grade novel about a girl navigating that awful time when we move from being girls of the playground to middle school girls. I haven't written a middle grade novel since my first book, so it's a way to stretch myself again. I think it will be out in 2018, if all goes well. (less)
Meg Medina Burn Baby Burn is set in a time that was seared (couldn't resist the pun) into my mind. I was 13 years old and living in NYC in 1977 - arguable one of…moreBurn Baby Burn is set in a time that was seared (couldn't resist the pun) into my mind. I was 13 years old and living in NYC in 1977 - arguable one of the city's most volatile years in history. The filth, the crime, a serial killer, and an epic blackout were too much to forget, I suppose. How does a young person grow up against a backdrop of violence? That question seemed to apply, then and now.(less)
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The Young Readers Center at the Library of Congress is having a grand opening for its Saturday hours this weekend. That means, when folks visit the capital, their kids can have a place to rest from museums and seek shelter in a story time with mom and dad.


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“Take care not to listen to anyone who tells you what you can and can't be in life.”
Meg Medina, The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind

“You never forget the books you loved as a kid. You never forget the poems you memorized, the first book you read until the cover fell off, the book you read hidden from your mother. What an honor to hold hands with a child's imagination in this way.”
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“Sometimes it's hard to wait for good things to happen. - Tia Isa”
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