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Look at this graphic: The first time I saw this illustration I cried. I mean, LOOK AT IT! One and a half books representing the Latinx characters in children’s books? The equivalent of three pages representing the Native American people? Look at the similarly dreadful percentages of representation of our African American children, and our […]

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Friday, 24 April 2015

Yesterday was World Book Day. Every day is now World Day This or That, but yesterday, when I saw the post of astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti, I had to share my own tribute to my beloved books. I like reading books because they answer questions I didn’t yet have… #WorldBookDay https://t.co/HXDlGuqlMZ pic.twitter.com/I5v1x6apfF— Sam Cristoforetti (@AstroSamantha) April […]

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Monday, 13 April 2015

My kids’ second Spring break is over and I’m in full production mode for Packet 4 and my free lance project in a non-fiction project. I’ve been toying with chapter books and early readers these past few days, and I’ve been trying to read as many chapter books as possible. I’m shocked (not really. Maybe […]

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Brazil 2014 starts today, and I admit, I’m happier than a kid on Christmas morning or my middle schooler on the last day of school. In my house, we breathe, eat, drink, and dream futbol (I detest the word soccer, sorry). This is the one time my two passions merge. Books and sports are beautiful. […]

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Thursday, 20 September 2012

Today I’m at The Utah Children’s Writers blog talking about first loves and–what else?– books. Stop by to share yours.

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Sad but true: I rely on twitter for my news. This morning, I checked the trending topics and all sleepiness left me in a second. Most trending topics had to do with Maurice Sendak, Max, and the wild Things. Unlike many twitter deaths, this one was real. It might be that I’m over-emotional. Being in […]

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Last December, I traveled to Argentina, for only the second time in fourteen years. The first time, I traveled with my Cangri who was barely one year old, and I was eight weeks pregnant. It was April, the time between Summer and Fall (in the Southern Hemisphere). I was there for two weeks–one week was […]

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Yamile Saied Mendez

Yamile (sha-MEE-lay) Saied Méndez is a fútbol-obsessed Argentine-American, Picture Book, Middle Grade, and Young Adult author.

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