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Meg Medina

Biography

Meg Medina

Meg Medina has written for adults and children for over 15 years. Her stories and poems have appeared in numerous literary magazines.  MILAGROS: Girl From Away was her first novel for young readers. Meg is also the author of the picture book TIA ISA WANTS A CAR, which earned her the 2012 Ezra Jack Keats New Writers Award, and THE GIRL WHO COULD SILENCE THE WIND. Her latest novel, YAQUI DELGADO WANTS TO KICK YOUR ASS, recieved the 2014 ALA Pura Belpré Author Award.

Meg lives in Richmond, Virginia with her family.

Meg Medina

Books by Meg Medina

by Meg Medina - Family, Historical Fiction, Social Issues, Young Adult 12+

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 who shoots young women on the streets. Nora’s family life isn’t going so well either: her bullying brother, Hector, is growing more threatening by the day, her mother is helpless and falling behind on the rent, and her father calls only on holidays. All Nora wants is to turn 18 and be on her own. And while there is a cute new guy who started working with her at the deli, is dating even worth the risk when the killer likes picking off couples who stay out too late?

by Meg Medina - Fiction, Young Adult 14+

One morning before school, some girl tells Piddy Sanchez that Yaqui Delgado hates her and wants to kick her ass. Piddy doesn’t even know who Yaqui is, never mind what she’s done to piss her off. At first Piddy is more concerned with finding out more about her father and balancing honors courses with her weekend job. But as the harassment escalates, avoiding Yaqui and her gang starts to take over her life.

by Meg Medina - Fiction, Young Adult 14+

With deeply realized characters, a keen sense of place, a hint of magical realism, and a flush of young romance, Meg Medina tells the tale of a strongwilled, warmhearted girl who dares to face life's harsh truths as she finds her real power.