Meg Medina's "Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass" Tackles the Subject of Teen Bullying

Meg Medina's "Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass" Tackles the Subject of Teen Bullying

8:48am Aug 19, 2014
Author Meg Medina will be featured at this year's Bookmarks Festival of Books and Authors.
Meg Medina

Meg Medina is one of the 40 writers to be featured at the Bookmark's 10th Annual Festival of Books and Authors on September 6th.  Her most recent novel, Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass, is this year's recipient of the Pura Belpre award.  The award is presented to a Latino or Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.  Yaqui Delgado wants to Kick your Ass follows 15 turned 16-year-old Piddy Sanchez as she navigates the social, emotional, and physical effects of bullying.  

On September 6th, during the Festival, at 11:00 a.m. Meg will be discussing the topic of bullying and young adult literature with writer Len Vlahos (The Scar Boys) in the Art Gallery of the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, and at 1:00 p.m., Meg Medina will be presenting the Spanish English storytime in Winston Square Park.  Meg Medina spoke with Bethany from her home in Virginia, and she began by telling me about embracing her writing career.   
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