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Virtual Author Visit: An Evening With Meg Medina

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Join the Kenosha Public Library on Zoom for an unforgettable visit with Newbery Medal and Pura Belpré Award winner Meg Medina! The author will talk about her life, her creative process, and her books, and will answer some audience questions chosen by our moderator.

To submit a question for the moderator to ask Meg Medina during this visit, email your name, age, and question(s) to Heather Thompson at We cannot guarantee that your question will be chosen.

Registrants will be emailed a link to the Zoom session the week of the event.

This program is made possible by an LSTA Public and School Library Collaborative Grant, funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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Meg Medina is a Newbery award-winning and New York Times best-selling author who writes picture books, as well as middle grade and young adult fiction. 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;
  • Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass, winner of the 2014 Pura Belpré Author Award;
  • 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.

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.