Meg Medina

Meg Medina is an award-winning, Cuban-American author of picture books, middle grade novels and YA fiction.

Her most recent young adult novel, "Burn Baby Burn," has earned numerous distinctions including being long listed for the 2016 National Book Award and shortlisted for the Kirkus Prize. She is the 2016 recipient of the Pura Belpré honor medal for her picture book, "Mango, Abuela and Me." Meg also earned the 2012 Ezra Jack Keats New Writers medal for her picture book "Tía Isa Wants a Car."

Meg's other books include "Evelyn del Rey is Moving Away," "The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind" and "Milagros: Girl From Away." Her writing is also featured in the acclaimed 2018 short story anthology, "Flying Lessons and Other Stories." 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 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, Va. For more on Meg, visit

Past programs:

August 13-15, 2018: Blueberry Harvest School