About the author
Brooklyn born and raised, Torrey Maldonado empowers young people through his writing, which include his books What Lane?, Tight, and Secret Saturdays and features in anthologies with award-winning authors and illustrators. Overcoming failing, culturally unresponsive schools plus hardships in New York’s largest housing projects, Maldonado has become a critically recognized and beloved middle grade and young adult novelist with books that resonate with upper elementary to young adult readers and get critical acclaim for being universal and timeless. He has taught in NYC public schools for nearly 25 years. His writing reflects his and his students’ experiences.
MFOB featured book: What Lane?