Free online: Newberry Authors Panel at the Virginia Festival of Books. 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. Saturday, March 25, 12:30 p.m. EDT.
“When I write now, I pretend I'm holding hands with the old me. I try to make sense of all those questions for her.” ~Meg Medina