Episode 28! Money, by Meg Medina
Welcome to episode 28 of our kidlitwomen* podcast! Every week this podcast will feature an essay about an issue in the children's literature community (Monday) and a discussion about the essay (Wednesday).
In this episode, Meg Medina reads her essay “Money” . You can read Meg's essay in its entirety HERE. Tune in for Wednesday’s episode for a discussion with Meg and Jacqueline Davies about this essay.
About Meg Medina
Meg Medina is an award-winning Cuban American author who writes picture books, middle grade, and YA fiction. She is the author of the YA novels Burn Baby Burn, Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass, and The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind. Her picture books include Mango, Abuela and Me, and Tía Isa Wants a Car. Her most recent middle grade novel, published by Candlewick Press in September 2018, is Merci Suarez Changes Gears.
Meg’s works have been called “heartbreaking,” “lyrical” and “must haves for every collection.” They have earned her the Pura Belpré medal and honor awards, and the Ezra Jack Keats Writers Award. Meg’s works have also been long listed for the National Book Award and were twice named as finalists for the prestigious Kirkus Prize for Young People’s Fiction.
Meg’s work examines how cultures intersect, as seen through the eyes of young people. When she is not writing, Meg works on community projects that support girls, Latino youth and/or literacy. She lives with her family in Richmond, Virginia.