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Meg Medina        

Award-Winning Cuban American Children's Author

Meg Medina is a Newbery award-winning and New York Times best-selling author who writes picture books, as well as middle grade and young adult fiction. Her works have been called “heartbreaking,” “lyrical” and “must haves for every collection.” She has written over 9 books, including "Merci Suárez Can’t Dance," which was one of the 50 most anticipated novels of 2021 according to Kirkus; and "Evelyn del Rey is Moving Away," which won the Margaret Wise Brown Prize in Children’s Literature and 2021 Crystal Kite Award.

When she’s not writing, Medina serves on the Advisory Committee for We Need Diverse Books, the grassroots organization working to produce and promote literature that reflects and honors the lives of all young people. She also works on community projects that support girls, Latinx youth, and/or literacy. She is a board member of the Library of Congress Literacy Awards, a faculty member of Hamline University’s Masters of Fine Arts in Children’s Literature. Medina lives with her family in Richmond, Virginia.

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