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THE MADRE DE AGUAS OF CUBA out today!

I am so thrilled that my book for Adam Gidwitz’s Unicorn Rescue Society series, THE MADRE DE AGUAS OF CUBA, is out today! You can order a copy from bookshop.org, which supports independent bookstores, at this link. This book is perfect for kids ages 8-10, though I bet older kids and younger kids will enjoy…

New Moon Girls Podcast

It was fun talking to the folks at New Moon Girls about SILVER MEADOWS SUMMER! If you have a daughter around 8-12 years old, I recommend listening. Check out the interview here. In other good news, did you know that SILVER MEADOWS SUMMER is coming out in paperback? You can pre-order the paperback from Bookshop.org…

Online Resources Round-Up

A lot of people have written to me over the last few days asking ways kids can continue to engage with my books in the middle of cancelled school and Skype visits. The great news is that books are the original distance learning tools! Here are a few resources I wanted to highlight: Video about…

Silver Meadows Summer

Silver Meadows Summer, my debut middle-grade novel for kids ages 8-12 was recently published by Knopf Books for Young Readers. It’s a book about cousins, new friends, and secret houses in the woods. It’s inspired by growing up Cuban-American and spending summers between New York and Puerto Rico. It’s about carrying the Caribbean and the…

Book Blurbs!

My debut middle-grade novel, Silver Meadows Summer, will be published at the end of this month (on April 30th, 2019), by Knopf Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Random House. Several authors and trade journals have already given the book some lovely reviews, listed below. If you would like a signed copy of…

Middle Grade Cover Reveal!

I’m thrilled that Kidlit blogger Mr. Schu shared an interview and cover reveal of my forthcoming middle-grade novel, SILVER MEADOWS SUMMER, on his blog! You can read the whole interview (and see the rest of this beautiful cover by illustrator Kailey Whitman) at Mr. Schu Reads!