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Featured Authors

 


Thursday, October 3, 2019
 

Featured Author:  

Meg Medina is an award-winning Cuban American author of picture books, middle grade novels, and teen fiction. She recently won the 2019 Newbery Medal for Merci Suárez Changes Gears .  She was the 2016 recipient of the Pura Belpré Honor medal for her picture book, Mango, Abuela and Me, the 2014 recipient of the Pura Belpre Medal for her young adult novel, Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass, and the 2012 recipient of the Ezra Jack Keats New Writers Medal for her picture book Tía Isa Wants a Car. Meg’s latest young adult novel, Burn Baby Burn, was long listed for the National Book Award and shortlisted for the Kirkus Prize. Her most recent middle grade novel, Merci Suárez Changes Gears (Candlewick 2018) is a Charlotte Huck 2019 Honor Award book, a SLJ Best Books of 2018, a New York Public Library Best Books 2018, and a Publishers Weekly Best Books 2018.


Friday, October 4, 2019

 

Featured Authors:

 

Candace Fleming is the author of more than forty books for children, including picture books, middle grade novels, and biographies. Among her nonfiction titles are The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion and the Fall of Imperial Russia, Giant Squid and most recently Strongheart: Wonder Dog of the Silver Screen. She is the recipient of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the Orbis Pictus Award, as well as a two-time recipient of the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award for Nonfiction, the ALA Sibert Honor, and YALSA’s Excellence in Nonfiction Award.


Jennifer A. Nielsen is the acclaimed author of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling Ascendance Trilogy: The False Prince, The Runaway King, and The Shadow Throne. She also wrote the New York Times bestselling Mark of the Thief trilogy: Mark of the Thief, Rise of the Wolf, and Wrath of the Storm; the stand-alone fantasy, The Scourge; the historical thrillers, A Night Divided, Resistance, and Words on Fire; the second book in the Horizon series, Deadzone; book six of the Infinity Ring series, Behind Enemy Lines; and The Traitor's Game and The Deceiver's Heart. Jennifer lives in northern Utah with her husband, their three children, and a perpetually muddy dog.

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