Meg Medina is a Cuban American author who writes fiction for children of all ages. Her work examines how cultures intersect – as seen through the eyes of young people. She is the 2012 winner of the Ezra Jack Keats medal for her picture book, Tía Isa Wants a Car, and a two-time Pura Belpré winner for her Young Adult novel, Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass (2014), and for her picture book, Mango, Abuela and Me (honor medal, 2015.) Her newest novel, Burn Baby Burn has earned four starred reviews and is a Junior Library Guild selection.
Meg is the co-founder of the Girls of Summer reading blog (www.girlsofsummerlist.wordpress.com) and a founding member and advisory board member of We Need Diverse Books. In 2014, Meg was named one of the CNN 10 Visionary Women in America for her work to support girls, Latino youth, and diversity in children’s literature. She lives with her family in Richmond, Virginia.
Saturday, June 25
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM