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Kids Writers LIVE! Meg Medina

Wednesday, December 9, 2020 6:30pm

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Meg Medina is an award-winning and New York Times best-selling author who writes picture books, as well as middle grade and young adult fiction. In this virtual event, she joins fellow children's author Laurel Snyder in conversation about her books and answers your questions.

 

Submit your questions before the event: https://forms.gle/tbmVu2N6zJzgtCeXA

 

Participants will have the option to enter into a raffle to receive a copy of one of Meg Medina's books!

 

Register using Eventbrite to watch on Zoom or Facebook: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kids-writers-live-meg-medina-tickets-129105649473

 

 

About Meg Megina

 

When she’s not writing, Meg works on community projects that support girls, Latino youth, and/or literacy. She serves on the National Board of Advisors for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and is a faculty member of Hamline University’s Masters of Fine Arts in Children’s Literature. She lives with her family in Richmond, Virginia.

 

Her works have been called “heartbreaking,” “lyrical” and “must haves for every collection.” Her titles include:  

 

  • Merci Suárez Changes Gears,  2019 John Newbery Medal winner, and 2019 Charlotte Huck Honor Book;

  • Burn Baby Burn, long-listed for the 2016 National Book Award,  short-listed for the Kirkus Prize, and a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize;

  • The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind, a 2012 Bank Street College Best Children’s Book of the Year;

  • Mango, Abuela, and Me, a 2016 Pura Belpré Author Honor Book; and

  • Tía Isa Wants a Car, winner of the 2012 Ezra Jack Keats New Writers Award.

 

About Laurel Snyder

 

Laurel Snyder is the author of seven novels for children, "My Jasper June,"  “Orphan Island,” “Bigger than a Bread Box,” “Penny Dreadful,” “Any Which Wall,” “Up and Down the Scratchy Mountains OR The Search for a Suitable Princess,” and “Seven Stories Up.” She has also written many picture books, including “Charlie and Mouse,” “The Forever Garden,” “The King of Too Many Things,” “Swan, the Life and Dance of Anna Pavlova,” “Inside the Slidy Diner,” Good night, laila tov,” “Nosh, Schlep, Schluff,” “The Longest Night,” “Camp Wonderful Wild,” and “Baxter, the Pig Who Wanted to Be Kosher.”

 

A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a former Michener-Engle Fellow, Laurel has published work in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, the Utne Reader, the Chicago Sun-Times, the Revealer, Salon, The Iowa Review, American Letters and Commentary, and elsewhere. She is an occasional commentator for NPR’s All Things Considered, and she teaches in the MFAC program at Hamline University, and also in the creative writing department at Emory University.

 

A Baltimore native, Laurel now lives in Atlanta (in Ormewood Park), with her family. Which is really the best part.

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