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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 - Children's 9-12, Family Life, Fiction, Friendship

Merci has never been like the other kids at her private school, because she and her older brother are scholarship students. They don’t have a big house or a fancy boat, and they have to do extra community service for their free tuition. So when Edna Santos sets her sights on the new boy who happens to be Merci’s Sunshine Buddy, Merci becomes the target of Edna’s jealousy. At home, Merci’s grandfather and most trusted ally has been acting strangely lately, and no one in her family will tell Merci what's going on, so she’s left to her own worries, while also feeling all on her own at school. 

by Meg Medina - Animals , Children's 5-8, Family Life, Youth Fiction

Mia’s abuela has left her sunny house with parrots and palm trees to live with Mia and her parents in the city. The night she arrives, Mia tries to share her favorite book with Abuela before they go to sleep and discovers that Abuela can’t read the words inside. So while they cook, Mia helps Abuela learn English, and Mia learns some Spanish too, but it’s still hard for Abuela to learn the words she needs to tell Mia all her stories. Then Mia sees a parrot in the pet-shop window and has the perfectoidea for how to help them all communicate a little better.

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.