- Free copy of Merci Suárez Changes Gears given to first 100 families
- Presentation and audience Q&A with Meg Medina
- Free poems upon request from the Bilingual Inprint Poetry Buskers
- Interactive wordplay led by Jasminne Mendez of Tintero Projects
- Book sale, signing*, meet the author
- Bus scholarships available for student groups, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Order a copy of Merci Suárez Changes Gears from Blue Willow Bookshop and pick it up at the event
- Free and open to the public
The 2019/2020 Cool Brains! Inprint Readings for Young People presents 2019 Newbery Medal winning author Meg Medina, reading from her middle grade novel Merci Suárez Changes Gears.
Medina’s “breathtaking coming-of-age story features a strong, deeply honest” 6th grader named Merci Suárez who’s navigating family, friends, frenemies—ripped eyebrows—and life the best way she knows how, and “whose insights will make readers laugh.” (Booklist) Medina examines how cultures intersect, the confusion and constant change that defines middle school, and the steadfast connection that defines family.
Meg Medina, New York Times bestselling author, has written award winning picture books, middle grade, and young adult fiction which focuses on Latina girls and Latino families. Her books have been called “heartbreaking,” “lyrical,” and “must-haves for every collection.” When she is not writing, she combines her passion for community service and reading by advocating for many projects that support girls, Latino youth, and literacy. In 2014, Medina was named by CNN’s “10 Visionary Women” list as a “Reading Revolutionary.”
*Please note that the book signing will be conducted on a first-come, first-served basis. Upon entering the theater, people wishing to have books signed will be given a number, and the book signing will take place in numerical order after the on-stage presentation.
To learn more about Meg Medina, click here.