AUTHOR OF Burn Baby Burn, Yaqui Delgado Wants To Kick Your Ass, The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind and Flying Lessons & Other Stories
Bio: Meg Medina is an award-winning Cuban American author who writes picture books, middle grade, and YA fiction. Meg’s work examines how cultures intersect, as seen through the eyes of young people. She brings to audiences stories that speak to both what is unique in Latino culture and to the qualities that are universal. Her favorite protagonists are strong girls. In March 2014, she was recognized as one of the CNN 10 Visionary Women in America. In November 2014, she was named one of Latino Stories Top Ten Latino Authors to Watch. In 2017, she was named, along with Gigi Amateau, to the Southerners of the Year list by Southern Living Magazine. When she is not writing, Meg works on community projects that support girls, Latino youth and/or literacy. She lives with her family in Richmond, Virginia.