Latina writer of books for kids of all ages.

It was amazing to look out and see the huge variety of people in the audience who came to talk about books and bullying at yesterday’s book launch for Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass. Great questions, honest conversation, and a lot of love in the room. Thank you so much for coming to the celebration!

Click on the  word cloud title below for a tiny slide show that emerged from our I feel strongest when prompt. (Thanks AB Westrick for being the input goddess!)

Trey Hartt, Lauren Davis (The Conciliation Project);  ART 180 teen leaders (Jazmin, Jackson, Bre, Chris) and me.Thanks, Candlewick for the gift books!

Trey Hartt, Lauren Davis (The Conciliation Project); ART 180 teen leaders (Jazmin, Jackson, Bre, Chris) and me.
Thanks, Candlewick for the gift books!

I promised to give you the Resources for anti-bulllying, so here they are.  The document is full of unusual arts and community activities that give  young people a voice about their experiences. Film, art events and competitions, on-line communities, books…it’s a great peek at  new ways to look at an old problem. Maybe you will add you own innovations?

Finally, my heroes for the day: Trey Hartt and Lauren Davis of The Conciliation Project; the ART 180 teen leaders; Marlene, Betsy, “the Mikes”at ART 180;  panelists Allison Conyers of the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities and Paul Fleisher and Santa Sorenson of the Richmond Peace Education Center; Penelope Carrington for the photography; Gigi Amateau and Virginia Pye for the unglamorous job of food schlepping; bbgb tales for kids for the book sales; Candlewick Press for the gifts to the teens; and the amazing literary community here in Richmond.

Meg’s next appearances:  The Virginia Festival of the Book, March 20 – 24, 2013, Charlottesville, VA. 

Comments on: "And we have lift-off!" (5)

  1. Loved the event– so inspiring, Meg! I’m excited to read the book!

  2. I had a great time at the launch. Great energy. Great people. Great way to spend a Saturday afternoon. I’m looking forward to seeing the great way that YAQUI DELGADO WANTS TO KICK YOUR ASS will make its mark on the world of readers…

    • AB Westrick – I am looking forward to having your lovely book Brotherhood join me on the shelves this fall. Thanks for all the ways you make Richmond a great place for writers and a loving place for your friends.

  3. So excited! Job well done 🙂

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