A debut author joins an established voice in young people’s literature in this discussion. Andrea Beatriz Arango, a former schoolteacher and winner of a 2023 Newbery Honor for Iveliz Explains It All, sits down with Meg Medina, the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, a Newbery Award medalist, and the NYT bestselling author of Merci Suárez Plays It Cool, to talk about what it means to write the books they wish were on the shelves during their middle school years. Moderated by Alex Cintron of the Latinx Book Club.

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