Meg Medina
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Meg Medina

Meg Medina writes picture books, middle grade, and YA fiction. She is 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. Her most recent novel is MERCI SUAREZ CHANGES GEARS (2018), which was named to numerous Best Of lists and was a Kirkus Prize finalist.
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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    • Burn Baby Burn

    • By: Meg Medina
    • Narrated by: Marisol Ramirez
    • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45

    Nora Lopez is 17 during the infamous New York summer of 1977, when the city is besieged by arson, a massive blackout, and a serial killer named Son of Sam....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good book, good narrator

    • By norroway on 10-14-16

    Regular price: $19.99

    • Flying Lessons & Other Stories

    • By: Ellen Oh - editor
    • Narrated by: Ellen Oh, Kwame Alexander, Meg Medina, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    Whether it is basketball dreams, family fiascos, first crushes, or new neighborhoods, this bold anthology celebrates the uniqueness and universality in us all....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This book is a GEM of great worth.

    • By Joyce H. on 10-28-17

    Regular price: $21.00

    • Merci Suárez Changes Gears

    • By: Meg Medina
    • Narrated by: Frankie Corzo
    • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Thoughtful, strong-willed sixth-grader Merci Suarez navigates difficult changes with friends, family, and everyone in between in a resonant new novel from Meg Medina.... 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Book 😁

    • By Amazon Customer on 01-04-19

    Regular price: $24.99

    • Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass

    • By: Meg Medina
    • Narrated by: Roxanne Hernandez
    • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 77
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 69

    "Yaqui Delgado wants to kick your ass." That’s what some girl tells Piddy Sanchez one morning before school....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Drama filled

    • By Abel on 10-26-18

    Regular price: $19.99

    • The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind

    • By: Meg Medina
    • Narrated by: Cristina Panfilio
    • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Though everyone in the village of  Tres Montes thinks Sonia Ocampo is blessed, she knows she is nothing but a fraud....

    Regular price: $17.49

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