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Lyn Miller-Lachmann


Lyn Miller-Lachmann

Lyn Miller-Lachmann also wrote the ALA Best Book for Young Adults and Bank Street Best Book GRINGOLANDIA, and edited ONCE UPON A CUENTO, a short story collection for young readers by established and emerging Latino authors. She is the assistant host of “Vientos del Pueblo,” a bilingual radio show on WRPI-FM featuring Latin American and Spanish music, poetry, and history. Like Kiara, Lyn Miller-Lachmann has been diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, giving her writing a unique perspective. She lives in Albany, New York.

Lyn Miller-Lachmann

Books by Lyn Miller-Lachmann

by Lyn Miller-Lachmann - Fiction, Youth Fiction

Returning to her homeland of Santiago, Chile, is the last thing that Tina Aguilar wants to do during the summer of her sixteenth birthday. It has taken eight years for her to feel comfort and security in America with her mother and her new husband.Despite insisting on the visit, Tina’s father spends all his time focused on politics and alcohol rather than connecting with Tina, making his betrayal from the past continue into the present. Tina attracts the attention of a mysterious stranger, but the hairpin turns he takes her on may push her over the edge of truth and discovery.

by Lyn Miller-Lachmann - Fiction

Kiara has Asperger’s syndrome, and it’s hard for her to make friends. So whenever her world doesn’t make sense --- which is often --- she relies on Mr. Internet for answers. But there are some questions he can’t answer, like why she always gets into trouble, and how do kids with Asperger’s syndrome make friends? When Chad moves in across the street, Kiara hopes that, for once, she’ll be able to make friendship stick. But being a true friend is more complicated than Mr. Internet could ever explain, and it might be just the thing that leads Kiara to find her own special power.