Lamar Giles and Meg Medina in conversation
Join us for a literary afternoon with Meg Medina and Lamar Giles!
"Heartfelt and hilarious on every page! Giles is not only adept at storytelling, he understands what makes us human." - Justin A. Reynolds, author of Opposite of Always
"Medina writes with profound respect for her readers, not holding back on showing the circumstances that can make growing up an adventure of ups and downs." - Renée Watson, Newbery Honoree and Coretta Scott King Author award-winner, Piecing Me Together
Critically acclaimed author and two-time Edgar Award finalist Lamar Giles is a founding member of We Need Diverse Books. His work spotlights the consequences of societal pressure, confronts toxic masculinity, and explores the complexity of what it means to be a “real man.” Lamar has two novels forthcoming in 2020: Not So Pure and Simple, his first Contemporary Coming-of-Age Story and The Last Mirror on the Left, the sequel to his 2019 hit The Last Last-Day-of-Summer.
Meg Medina, Newbery award-winning author of Merci Suárez Changes Gears and Burn, Baby, Burn, writes picture books, as well as middle grade and young adult fiction. When she’s not writing, Meg works on community projects that support girls, Latino youth, and/or literacy. She serves on the National Board of Advisors for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and is a faculty member of Hamline University’s Masters of Fine Arts in Children’s Literature. She lives with her family in Richmond, Virginia.