Mojo Picks: Books that Celebrate Hispanic Heritage

September is Hispanic Heritage Month. Our picks this month celebrate this rich culture. Enjoy!   Merci Suarez Changes Gears by Meg Medina: A sometimes heartbreaking, but mostly heart-warming story about Merci as she weaves in and out of her school life and her home life, facing difficulties in both. It’s especially challenging for her to understand and accept the mental decline of her beloved grandfather, Lolo, due to Alzheimers. It [...]

By |2021-09-17T13:04:04-04:00September 17th, 2021|Mojo Picks|0 Comments

The Mojo Minute with Meg Medina

Buy Now Merci Suárez knew that sixth grade would be different, but she had no idea just how different. For starters, she’s not exactly like the other kids at Seaward Pines because she and her older brother, Roli, are scholarship students. At home, Merci’s most trusted ally, Lolo, has been acting strangely and no one in her family will tell her anything about what’s going on with [...]

By |2020-10-28T15:42:03-04:00May 6th, 2020|Mo Videos, Mojo Minute|0 Comments

SCBWI Conference Highlight: Mining Your Past

Guest Post by Lynn Coulter The regional SCBWI conferences are known for providing attendees with an opportunity to meet and learn from other amazing authors, agents, and editors. This year’s Southern Breeze SpringMingle lived up to the reputation. The writer’s intensive was led by the talented Meg Medina. Her session focused on how authors can tap into their own past to create strong characters and rich stories. The exercises were aimed at having each person dig [...]

By |2020-04-09T21:51:23-04:00May 8th, 2015|Mo Happening|0 Comments

The Writer’s Block – An Interview with Meg Medina

At a recent SCBWI conference, I had the opportunity to meet the talented Meg Medina. Listening to her speak was truly inspirational and aspirational for me as an author. She has won awards for her writing and last year was recognized as one of CNN’s Top 10 Visionary Women in America. She is a founding member of the We Need Diverse Books campaign. She is a very active in her community and can be heard [...]

By |2015-05-05T20:41:12-04:00April 10th, 2015|Author Interview|0 Comments
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