Meg Medina is an award-winning Cuban American author who writes middle-grade and young adult fiction as well as picture books.
She is the 2014 recipient of the Pura Belpré Author Award and the 2013 Cybils Award Winner for her young adult novel Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass. She is also the recipient of the 2012 Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award for her picture book Tía Isa Wants a Car.
Meg Medina is also the author of The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind, a 2012 Bank Street College Best Children’s Book of the Year and CBI Recommended Read in the U.K.; and Milagros: Girl From Away.
Meg Medina’s work examines how cultures intersect through the eyes of young people. She brings to audiences stories that speak both to 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 a Latino Stories Top Ten Latino Author to Watch.
When she is not writing, Meg Medina works on community projects that support girls, Latino youth, and literacy. She lives with her family in Richmond, Virginia.