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Meg Medina

About Meg Medina

Meg Medina is the 2014 winner of the Pura Belpré award for her novel Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass and the 2012 winner of the Ezra Jack Keats Award for her picture book Tía Isa Wants a Car. Her most recent picture book is Mango, Abuela, and Me (all Candlewick).

The Writer’s Page: On Writing the American Familia

I’ve always been fascinated by how people become part of the American tapestry. Some had ancestors who were enslaved. Others fled persecution, poverty, or violence. Their stories are often a potent mix of hope and tragedy. My parents came to the United States during the mass political exodus of the Cuban upper and middle class […]