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Meg Medina

Meg Medina is a Cuban-American writer of young adult fiction, known for her book Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass, which has been banned in some areas due to its title.[2] She grew up in Queens, New York, where she met her husband Javier Menéndez.[1] Medina's parents both immigrated from Cuba prior to her birth, which serves as a large inspiration for her writing.[1] In March 2014 Medina was placed on CNN's "10 Visionary Women" list as a "Reading Revolutionary".[2]

Meg Medina
Meg Medina 2016.jpg
Medina at the 2016 Texas Book Fair
Born Alexandria, Virginia, USA
Occupation Writer
Known for Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass
Spouse(s) Javier Menéndez[1]
Children Cristina Menéndez
Sandra Menéndez
Alex Menéndez[1]

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Awards and recognitionEdit

  • Ezra Jack Keats New Writers Award for Tia Isa Wants a Car (2012, won)[3]
  • Cybils Award for Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass (2013, won)[4]
  • Pura Belpré Award for Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass (2014, won)[5]
  • Pura Belpré Award (honor) for Mango, Abuela and Me (2016, honor, won)[6]
  • CNN's "10 Visionary Women" list (2014)[2]
  • Latino Book Award for Best Young Adult Fiction Book (first place) for Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass (2014, won)[7]
  • Latino Book Award for Best Young Adult Fiction Book (second place) for The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind (2014, won)[7]
  • Best Fiction for Young Adults for Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass (2014)[8]
  • Pura Belpré Author Award Honor Book (2016,for Mango, Abuela and Me)[9]

BibliographyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e Lockwood, Sarah. "Meg Medina, Storyteller". Richmond Family Magazine. Retrieved 8 October 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "The CNN 10 Visionary Women list". CNN. Retrieved 8 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "2012 Winners". Ezra Jack Keats.org. Retrieved 8 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "Meg Medina (biography)". Library of Congress. Retrieved 8 October 2014. 
  5. ^ "Yuyi Morales, Meg Medina win Pura Belpré Awards". ALA. Retrieved 8 October 2014. 
  6. ^ "Welcome to the Pura Belpré Award home page! | Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)". www.ala.org. Retrieved 2016-02-09. 
  7. ^ a b Diaz, Shelley. "Meg Medina, John Parra, and Others Honored at the Int'l Latino Book Awards". School Library Journal. Retrieved 17 October 2014. 
  8. ^ "2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults". YALSA. Archived from the original on 11 July 2015. Retrieved 8 October 2014. 
  9. ^ Alice. "Congratulations to the 2016 ALA Award Winners!". Vamos a Leer. Retrieved 2016-03-20. 
  10. ^ Jones, Heather (June 2009). "Milagros, Girl from Away (review)". Multicultural Review. 18 (2): 80. Retrieved 8 October 2014. 
  11. ^ Schlichenmeyer, Terri (September 7, 2011). "Girl Learns Pennies Pave Road to Dreams Come True". Daily Herald (subscription required). Retrieved 8 October 2014. 
  12. ^ Carey, Anna (June 23, 2012). "More Lessons from the School of Life". The Irish Times (subscription required). Retrieved 8 October 2014. 
  13. ^ Chafin, Beverly. "Meg Medina's "Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass" Tackles the Subject of Teen Bullying". WFDD. Retrieved 8 October 2014. 
  14. ^ "Burn Baby Burn by Meg Medina (SLJ Review)". School Library Journal. Retrieved 2016-03-20. 

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