Meet award- winning author Meg Medina, the current National Ambassador of Young People’s Literature. She will inspire students and families to experiment with “book talks” — the process of sharing books to start conversations and build excitement about reading.

Meg Medina - ¡Cuéntame! Let’s Talk Books

Fri., April 5  4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

At the Pico Branch Library in Virginia Avenue Park

2201 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405

Meg Medina books will be available for purchase at the event in both English and Spanish for signing.

You can also order signed books below, by April 3rd, for pick up at the event or USPS shipping. All books ordered from this page will be Signature Only and will be signed at the Pico Library event. Books not picked up at the event will be able to be picked up at the bookstore after April 5th.

Event date: 

Friday, April 5, 2024 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Tia Isa Wants a Car By Meg Medina, Claudio Munoz (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Meg Medina, Claudio Munoz (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780763657529
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Published: Candlewick - February 23rd, 2016

“A pleasant selection about ambition, resourcefulness, and never letting go of one’s dreams.” — School Library Journal


Tia Isa Quiere Un Carro By Meg Medina, Claudio Munoz (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Meg Medina, Claudio Munoz (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780763657512
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Published: Candlewick - February 28th, 2012

A little girl pitches in to help her tía save up for a car and take the whole family to the beach.


Mango, Abuela, and Me By Meg Medina, Angela Dominguez (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Meg Medina, Angela Dominguez (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780763669003
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Published: Candlewick - August 25th, 2015

A 2016 Pura Belpré Author Award Honor Book
A 2016 Pura Belpré Illustrator Award Honor Book


When a little girl’s far-away grandmother comes to stay, love and patience transcend language in a tender story written by acclaimed author Meg Medina.


Mango, Abuela, and Me By Meg Medina, Angela Dominguez (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Meg Medina, Angela Dominguez (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780763695132
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Published: Candlewick - October 3rd, 2017

“A poignant tale of intergenerational connection, transition, and patience. . . . Heartfelt, layered, and beautiful.” — Booklist (starred review)


Mango, Abuela y yo By Meg Medina, Angela Dominguez (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Meg Medina, Angela Dominguez (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780763680992
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Published: Candlewick - August 25th, 2015

When a little girl’s far-away grandmother comes to stay, love and patience transcend language in a tender story written by acclaimed author Meg Medina. Spanish language edition.


Evelyn Del Rey Is Moving Away By Meg Medina, Sonia Sánchez (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Meg Medina, Sonia Sánchez (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781536207040
Availability: Not in stock but may be ordered. Subject to Publisher Availability.
Published: Candlewick - September 8th, 2020

The 2020 Jumpstart Read for the Record Selection (2.24 million readers) * An American Library Association Notable Children’s Book * A Publisher’s Weekly Best Children’s Book of the Year * A Kirkus Reviews Best Picture Book of the Year * A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
 


Evelyn Del Rey Is Moving Away By Meg Medina, Sonia Sánchez (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Meg Medina, Sonia Sánchez (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781536230673
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Published: Candlewick - April 18th, 2023

The 2020 Jumpstart Read for the Record Selection (2.24 million readers) * An American Library Association Notable Children’s Book * A Publisher’s Weekly Best Children’s Book of the Year * A Kirkus Reviews Best Picture Book of the Year * A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
 


Evelyn Del Rey se muda By Meg Medina, Sonia Sánchez (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Meg Medina, Sonia Sánchez (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781536213348
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Published: Candlewick - September 8th, 2020

A Bank Street College Best Spanish Language Picture Book of the Year/El mejor libro infantil en español del año


Evelyn Del Rey se muda By Meg Medina, Sonia Sánchez (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Meg Medina, Sonia Sánchez (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781536230680
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Published: Candlewick - April 18th, 2023

A Bank Street College Best Spanish Language Picture Book of the Year/El mejor libro infantil en español del año


Merci Suárez Changes Gears By Meg Medina Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780763690496
Availability: Not in stock but may be ordered. Subject to Publisher Availability.
Published: Candlewick - September 11th, 2018

Winner of the Newbery Medal
A New York Times Bestseller

Thoughtful, strong-willed sixth-grader Merci Suarez navigates difficult changes with friends, family, and everyone in between in a resonant new novel from Meg Medina.


Merci Suárez Changes Gears By Meg Medina Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781536212587
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Published: Candlewick - April 7th, 2020

Winner of the Newbery Medal
A New York Times Bestseller

“The realistic portrayal of a complex young Latina’s life is one many readers will relate to. . . . Medina cruises into readers’ hearts.” — School Library Journal (starred review)


Merci Suárez se pone las pilas By Meg Medina Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781536212570
Availability: Not in stock but may be ordered. Subject to Publisher Availability.
Published: Candlewick - October 27th, 2020

La amable y tenaz Merci Suárez, estudiante de sexto grado, lidia con cambios difíciles en sus relaciones con amistades, familiares y el resto del mundo en una nueva y relevante novela de Meg Medina.


Merci Suárez se pone las pilas By Meg Medina Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781536212594
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Published: Candlewick - October 13th, 2020

La amable y tenaz Merci Suárez, estudiante de sexto grado, lidia con cambios difíciles en sus relaciones con amistades, familiares y el resto del mundo en una nueva y relevante novela de Meg Medina.


Merci Suárez Can't Dance By Meg Medina Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780763690502
Availability: Backordered - Subject to Publisher Availability
Published: Candlewick - April 6th, 2021

A Kirkus Reviews Most Anticipated Book of 2021
In Meg Medina’s follow-up to her Newbery Medal–winning novel, Merci takes on seventh grade, with all its travails of friendship, family, love—and finding your rhythm.


Merci Suárez Can't Dance By Meg Medina Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781536228151
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Published: Candlewick - September 13th, 2022

A Kirkus Reviews Most Anticipated Book of 2021
In Meg Medina’s follow-up to her Newbery Medal–winning novel, Merci takes on seventh grade, with all its travails of friendship, family, love—and finding your rhythm.


Merci Suárez no sabe bailar By Meg Medina Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781536224382
Availability: Not in stock but may be ordered. Subject to Publisher Availability.
Published: Candlewick - September 20th, 2022

In Meg Medina’s follow-up to her Newbery Medal–winning novel, Merci takes on seventh grade, with all its travails of friendship, family, love—and finding your rhythm.


Merci Suárez no sabe bailar By Meg Medina Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781536226737
Availability: On Our Shelves Now or Recently
Published: Candlewick - September 13th, 2022

In Meg Medina’s follow-up to her Newbery Medal–winning novel, Merci takes on seventh grade, with all its travails of friendship, family, love—and finding your rhythm.


Merci Suárez Plays It Cool By Meg Medina Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781536219463
Availability: Not in stock but may be ordered. Subject to Publisher Availability.
Published: Candlewick - August 16th, 2022

In a satisfying finale to her trilogy, Newbery Medalist Meg Medina follows Merci Suárez into an eighth-grade year full of changes—evolving friendships, new responsibilities, and heartbreaking loss.


Merci Suárez Plays It Cool By Meg Medina Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781536233001
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Published: Candlewick - September 19th, 2023

In a satisfying finale to her trilogy, Newbery Medalist Meg Medina follows Merci Suárez into an eighth-grade year full of changes—evolving friendships, new responsibilities, and heartbreaking loss.


Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass: The Graphic Novel By Meg Medina, Mel Valentine Vargas (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Meg Medina, Mel Valentine Vargas (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781536224771
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Published: Candlewick - September 5th, 2023

Newbery Medalist Meg Medina returns to her powerful YA novel about school bullying with a dynamic graphic-novel edition adapted and illustrated by Mel Valentine Vargas.


Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass: The Graphic Novel By Meg Medina, Mel Valentine Vargas (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Meg Medina, Mel Valentine Vargas (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781536234732
Availability: On Our Shelves Now or Recently
Published: Candlewick - September 5th, 2023

Newbery Medalist Meg Medina returns to her powerful YA novel about school bullying with a dynamic graphic-novel edition adapted and illustrated by Mel Valentine Vargas.


Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass By Meg Medina Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780763671648
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Published: Candlewick - August 26th, 2014

Winner of the Pura Belpré Author Award

“Honest and exquisitely crafted.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)


Yaqui Delgado quiere darte una paliza By Meg Medina, Teresa Mlawer (Translated by) Cover Image
By Meg Medina, Teresa Mlawer (Translated by)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780763679408
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Published: Candlewick - March 8th, 2016

In Meg Medina’s compelling novel, a Latina teen is targeted by a bully at her new school—and must discover resources she never knew she had.


Burn Baby Burn By Meg Medina Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781536200270
Availability: On Our Shelves Now or Recently
Published: Candlewick - March 27th, 2018

A Kirkus Prize Finalist * A Los Angeles Times Book Prize Nominee * A National Book Award Long List Selection * An American Library Association Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults Selection * A Booklist Editors’ Choice * A Horn Book Fanfare Selection * A Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Book of the Year *A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year * A


The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind By Meg Medina Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780763664190
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Published: Candlewick - September 24th, 2013

“Fluent and lovely.” — School Library Journal