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A Free Gift for Your Writing Students: Latinx Kidlit Book Festival This Week

By December 5, 2021No Comments

Well, we’re winding down 2021, and I’ll be doing my last two events that center on kids and their voices – including one that is totally free for teachers and kids.

First, as I told you in my last post, the star-studded James River Writer’s panel on censorship will take place tonight, Monday, Dec 6th. I’m grateful to the many of you who registered by the deadline, especially since the proceeds will go to the National Coalition Against Censorship.

Also on tap this week is the online Latinx in Kidlit Book Festival, which I highly recommend. Sessions can be streamed for free into your classroom, and you can even submit a question for presenters in advance. See for yourself what you can choose from by checking here for the amazing lineup. I’ll be doing a session on Thursday, Dec  9 at noon, ET, moderated by debut YA author Crystal Maldonado (Fat Chance, Charlie Vega.) It will be a combination of interviews and hands-on workshops for kids in grades 4 – 8.  You can look forward to getting some practical tips and exercises to try on your own. Please share the link and join us!

Speaking of writing tips, I’ll be posting my final 1-minute writing tip for 2021 on Instagram this Tuesday. It’s been so fun to get your comments and notes about the little series and to track which topics are more popular than others. Thanks for being such wonderful supporters and for spreading the word. I’ll be back in January with more topics. Meanwhile, if you have anything you definitely want me to talk about, please let me know in the comments or by emailing my assistant at

I’ll close by sharing some reader mail from Virginia students, by far the most fun stuff to cross my desk.

I hope to cross paths with these readers and with you soon. And P.S. to my quarterly Sobremesa subscribers: Be on the lookout for an email soon about a little gift that is coming your way. (Missed the chance to subscribe? If you’d like to join in now, please do so in the sidebar on this page.)

Thanks everyone! Wishing you the very best few weeks as we head into the holidays.

Cariños de,

Meg Medina

Meg Medina

Author Meg Medina

I'm Meg Medina, author of libros for kids of all ages. I'm the 2019 Newbery medalist for Merci Suárez Changes Gears. I write strong girls, tough circumstances, and the connecting power of culture. Thanks for visiting my blog!

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