I'm Meg Medina, Newbery award-winning author of the New York Times bestselling novel Merci Suárez Changes Gears.
I am a Latina author of libros for kids of all ages. I'm about strong girls, tough circumstances, and the connecting power of culture. I am the author of several picture books, middle grade books, and young adult novels, including Burn Baby Burn which was long-listed for the 2016 National Book Award and short-listed for the Kirkus Prize and the Los Angeles Book Prize.
I have been honored with the Pura Belpré award twice, an Ezra Jack Keats award, and more. I’m a founding member of We Need Diverse Books, and I live in Virginia with my family and my cute dog, Hugo Menendez.
The way to my heart is through chocolate, brains, and kindness.
Meg Medina is the author of books: Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass, Burn Baby Burn, Merci Suárez Changes Gears, Mango, Abuela, and Me, The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind, Tia Isa Wants a Car, Milagros: Girl from Away, Merci Su�rez Changes Gears, Untitled, The Radical Element (A Tyranny of Petticoats, #2)