Monday, 23 July 2018

Earlier this month my third deal was announced: my fourth book, a contemporary middle grade entitled ON THESE MAGIC SHORES (extra points if you get where the reference is from) will finally be published in 2020 by Tu Books/Lee and Low. In 2015, this little book of mine received the New Visions Honor Award, and […]

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Several months ago, I received an exhilarating call from my wonderful agent, Linda Camacho. Scholastic was going to publish my middle grade novel BLIZZARD BESTIES! SCHOLASTIC! This meant my book was going to be in the book fair! In the book club flier! In book shelves, libraries, and kids’ hands! Keeping this a secret was a […]

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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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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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