All Things Meg Medina-National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature 2023-2024

Meg Medina is the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature for 2023-2024. Medina is the eighth winner of this prestigious title. The National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature is an initiative of the Library of Congress, in partnership with Every Child a Reader, to promote and raise national awareness of the importance of young people’s literature as it relates to lifelong literacy, education and the development and betterment of the lives of young people. Medina, a Cuban-American, is the first Latina to serve as National Ambassador in the program’s history.

Updated August 25, 2023
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Burn baby burn
Medina, Meg
A Kirkus Prize Finalist * A Los Angeles Times Book Prize Nominee * A National Book Award Long List Selection * An American Library Association Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults Selection * A Booklist Editors' Choice * A Horn Book Fanfare Selection * A Kirkus Reviews<...
Evelyn Del Rey is moving away
Medina, Meg
The 2020 Jumpstart Read for the Record Selection (2.24 million readers) * An American Library Association Notable Children's Book * A Publisher's Weekly Best Children's Book of the Year * A Kirkus Reviews Best Picture Book of the Year * A School Library Journal Best Book of...
Evelyn Del Rey se muda
Medina, Meg
A Bank Street College Best Spanish Language Picture Book of the Year/El mejor libro infantil en español del año Evelyn Del Rey es la mejor amiga de Daniela. Hacen todo juntas e incluso viven una al frente de la otra en la misma calle en apartamentos que son casi iguales: Daniela...
The girl who could silence the wind
Medina, Meg.
Sonia's entire village believes she has a gift, but it's only in leaving home that she finds out who she truly is. A compelling tale from a rich voice in young adult fiction. Sixteen-year-old Sonia Ocampo was born on the night of the worst storm Tres Montes had ever seen. And...
Mango, Abuela, and me
Medina, Meg
A 2016 Pura Belpré Author Award Honor Book A 2016 Pura Belpré Illustrator Award Honor Book When a little girl's far-away grandmother comes to stay, love and patience transcend language in a tender story written by acclaimed author Meg Medina. Mia's...
Merci Sua?rez can't dance
Medina, Meg
A Kirkus Reviews Most Anticipated Book of 2021 In Meg Medina's follow-up to her Newbery Medal-winning novel, Merci takes on seventh grade, with all its travails of friendship, family, love--and finding your rhythm. Seventh grade is going to be a real trial for...
Merci Suárez changes gears
Medina, Meg.
Winner of the Newbery Medal A New York Times Bestseller Thoughtful, strong-willed sixth-grader Merci Suarez navigates difficult changes with friends, family, and everyone in between in a resonant new novel from Meg Medina. Merci Suarez knew...
Merci Suárez plays it cool
Medina, Meg
In a satisfying finale to her trilogy, Newbery Medalist Meg Medina follows Merci Suárez into an eighth-grade year full of changes--evolving friendships, new responsibilities, and heartbreaking loss. For Merci Suárez, eighth grade means a new haircut, nighttime football games, and...
Merci Suárez se pone las pilas
Medina, Meg,
La amable y tenaz Merci Suárez, estudiante de sexto grado, lidia con cambios difíciles en sus relaciones con amistades, familiares y el resto del mundo en una nueva y relevante novela de Meg Medina. Merci Suárez sabía que el sexto grado sería diferente, pero no tenía idea alguna...
Sonia Sotomayor
Medina, Meg
Inspired by the #1 New York Times bestseller She Persisted by Chelsea Clinton and Alexandra Boiger, a chapter book series about women who stood up, spoke up and rose up against the odds! In this chapter book biography by Meg Medina, the award-winning author of...
Sonia Sotomayor
Medina, Meg
Inspirado en el bestseller #1 del New York Times Ella persistió / She Persisted de Chelsea Clinton y Alexandra Boiger, llega ahora esta serie en Chapter Books sobre mujeres que sobresalieron, lucharon y se levantaron contra viento y marea.   Sonia Sotomayor es...
Tìa Isa wants a car
Medina, Meg.
A little girl pitches in to help her tía save up for a big old car -- and take the whole family to the beach -- in a story told with warmth and sweetness. Tía Isa wants a car. A shiny green car the same color as the ocean, with wings like a swooping bird. A car to take the whole...
Yaqui Delgado wants to kick your ass
Medina, Meg.
Winner of the 2014 Pura Belpré Author Award In Meg Medina's compelling new novel, a Latina teen is targeted by a bully at her new school - and must discover resources she never knew she had.One morning before school, some girl tells Piddy Sanchez that Yaqui Delgado hates her and wants to kick her...

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