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 Northeast always in my heart. I have loved sharing this book with young readers, and can’t wait until September when I’ll be visiting more schools and libraries!