Meg Medina

Meg Medina

Meg Medina is a New York Times bestselling author who writes picture books, middle grade, and YA fiction. She is the 2019 winner of the Newbery medal for MERCI SUAREZ CHANGES GEARS and a two-time winner of the Pura Belpré award, in 2015 (honor) for her picture book, MANGO, ABUELA AND ME, and in 2014 (fiction medal) for her young adult novel, YAQUI DELGADO WANTS TO KICK YOUR ASS. She is also the 2012 Ezra Jack Keats New Writers medal winner for her picture book TIA ISA WANTS A CAR. Her 2016 novel, BURN BABY BURN, was a NAIBA YA Book of the Year, a finalist for both the Kirkus Prize and the Los Angeles Book Prize, and long-listed for the National Book Award. Meg's other books are THE GIRL WHO COULD SILENCE THE WIND, and MILAGROS: GIRL FROM AWAY. Meg's work examines how cultures intersect, as seen through the eyes of young people, and her stories speak to both what is unique in Latino culture and to the qualities that are universal. When she's not writing, Meg works on community projects that support girls, Latino youth and/or literacy. She lives with her family in Richmond, Virginia.

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