Meg Medina is a two-time Pura Belpré winner, for her Young Adult novel Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass (2014) and her picture book Mango, Abuela, and Me (honor medal, 2015). Her newest novel, Burn Baby Burn, has earned four starred reviews and is a Junior Library Guild selection. In 2014, Meg was named one of the CNN 10 Visionary Women in America for her work to support girls, Latino youth, and diversity in children’s literature.
MFOB FEATURED BOOK: Mango, Abuela, and Me
Mia’s abuela has left her sunny house with parrots and palm trees to live with Mia and her parents in the city. Mia quickly discovers that Abuela can’t read the words inside Mia’s favorite book. While they cook, Mia tries to help Abuela learn English, and Mia learns some Spanish, too, but it’s not enough to let Abuela to tell Mia all her stories. Then Mia sees a parrot in the pet-shop window and has a perfecto idea!
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