Meg Medina

Born  June 11, 1963

Meet the Author Meg Medina:

“Born in Alexandria, Virginia and raised by her mother in Queens, New York, Meg was the first natural American citizen in her family. She grew up in a Spanish-speaking household filled with aunts, uncles, and grandparents, all of whom were tireless storytellers. Meg was a lifelong reader, but it wasn’t until she was in her twenties, when she picked up House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros, that she saw herself and her life experiences on the written page. Today, she writes the kinds of stories she would have wanted to have as kid.

Meg lives with her family in Richmond, Virginia. When she’s not writing or community organizing, you’ll find her playing with her dog, chowing down Milk Duds, or salsa dancing. Meg dances a mean, mean salsa.”—from

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Reading Rockets Interview:


Books by Meg Medina:

Picture Books:  

Evelyn Del Ray Is Moving Away

Mango, Abuela and Me

She Persisted: Sonia Sotomayor

Tia Isa Wants A Car

Middle Grade Books:

Merci Suarez Can’t Dance

Merci Suarez Changes Gears

Young Adult titles:

Burn Baby Burn

Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass

The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind

Titles in Spanish:

Evelyn Del Ray Se Muda

Merci Suarez se pone las pilas

Yaqui Delgado quiere darte una paliza

Tia Isa quiere un carro

Mango Abuela Y Yo


Contact Meg Medina:

School visits? Visit the Author Village to book Meg.

Skype visits and festivals/conferences supported by the publisher? Email Candlewick here

Fan Mail:

Meg Medina c/o Candlewick Press 99 Dover Street Somerville, MA 02144 Email Candlewick Publicity