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: Burn Baby Burn
Nora Lopez is 17 during the infamous New York summer of 1977, when the city is besieged by arson, a massive blackout, and a serial killer named Son of Sam who shoots young women on the streets. Nora’s bullying brother, Hector, is growing more threatening by the day, her mother is helpless and falling behind on the rent, and her father calls only on holidays. All Nora wants is to turn 18 and be on her own. With tempers and temperatures running high, Nora soon discovers that the greatest dangers are often the ones that are closest—and the hardest to accept.
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