Latina writer of books for kids of all ages.

Meg in the news


Merci Suárez Changes Gears wins the John Newbery medal

….on CBS 6

….NPR Weekend Edition

….Publishers Weekly

….The Richmond Times Dispatch




Merci Suárez Changes Gears in The New York Times

Meg at the National Book Festival in support of Merci Suárez Changes Gears, The Washington Post

On the Newbery Tart podcast

Talks with Roger Sutton at the Horn Book

Interview with Kirkus



Meg Medina and Gigi Amateau earn a spot on Southern Living Magazine’s “Southerners of the Year 2017″ (We’re number 18)

Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass in film development by HULU.  Teens participate in series development. (SLJ Nov 2017) 

Podcast on Is It Teen Enough for You Now: Six YA librarians discuss Burn Baby Burn in depth.

Symposium at the Library of Congress:  Trauma and Resilience in Children’s Literature, April 4, 2017. Meg with Kekla Magoon, Laurie Halse Anderson, Barry Lyga, Jarrett Krosoczka.

With Ellen Oh at the National Book Festival 2017, discussing Flying Lessons & Other Stories



With RJ Palacio in The New York Times, discussing diversity in children’s lit. Dec 20, 2016

NPR 2016 Great Reads includes Burn Baby Burn

Online interview about Burn Baby Burn.  Filmed at the offices of Candlewick Press, Somerville, MA August 2016

The New York Times includes Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass in its recommendations of diverse children’s literature.

Podcast about Burn Baby Burn, with Karen Jaffe, Executive Director of the Young Readers Center at the Libray of Congress.

As part of a censorship panel at Bank Street College, April 2016 (Publishers Weekly article.)

My comments about the 2016 ALA Youth Media Awards on NBC

My article in The Horn Book, January/February “Writing the American Familia”

How I wrote about the brutal days of 1977 in Burn Baby Burn. School Library Teen Blog, Feb 24, 2016

A Q & A in Publishers Weekly March 8, 2016


Library of Congress Webcast: Symposium on supporting teen and family literacy. Panelists include Meg with Kwame Alexander, Ellen Oh, Gigi Amateau, and Tim Tingle. Writing Family:  A Multicultural Perspective April 2015

Q & A on First Book blog, Oct 2015.  “Using Stories to Make Connections”



On Las Comadres Podcast

Q&A on Latin-E

In The Richmond Times Dispatch (bullying assembly)

On Book Riot’s READING LIVES, with Jeff O’Neal

Booming Latino Book Market: NBC Latino

National Book Festival podcast, with Roberto Salazar

Creating Community: National Endowment for the Arts: Artworks Blog July 2014

Pura Belpré acceptance speech, Las Vegas, Nevada, June 2014.

Podcast on Women’s Center Live with Robin Morgan

Podcast interview and playlist for Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass on Radio Sombra with Lilliam Rivera

CNN Ten: Meg earns a spot on a list of ten visionary women in America



School Library Journal, The Radioactive Energy of Bullies

Richmond Times Dispatch, columnist Bill Lohmann discusses Girls of Summer reading list with Meg and Gigi Amateau


StyleWeekly Magazine on the Hope Tree Project (The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind)




The Richmond Times Dispatch, video interview on magical realism in Milagros. Includes sample reading.


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