The recipient of the 2021 Pura Belpré Young Adult Author Medal and one of BuzzFeed's Must-Read YA Books of 2020, Furia is a powerful contemporary YA novel set in Argentina about a rising soccer star who must put everything on the line—even her blooming love story—to follow her dreams.
Furia is this year's One Book Baltimore selection. Meet author Yamile Saied Méndez and enjoy as she shares about her novel, personal experiences, and career.
Yamile Saied Méndez was born and raised in Rosario, Argentina, but has lived most of her life in a lovely valley surrounded by mountains in Utah. An inaugural Walter Dean Myers Grant recipient, she’s also a graduate of Voices of Our Nations (VONA) and the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA Writing for Children’s and Young Adult program. Yamile is also a founding member of Las Musas, the first collective of women and nonbinary Latine authors. She taught herself English with a Spanish/English dictionary, and now has been faculty at TinHouse Workshop and a keynote speaker at The Vermont College of Fine Arts.
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