Featured books by Meg Medina

Mango, Abuela, and Me

By: Meg Medina
Illustrated by: Angela Domínguez
Age Level: 3-6
Reading Level: Beginning Reader

Mia must share her room with Abuela but she and her grandmother can’t even speak the same language! How they grow comfortable with each other and learn to communicate – even without language – is affectionately conveyed through Mia’s narration and gentle, warm illustrations.

Merci Suárez Changes Gears

By: Meg Medina
Age Level: 9-12
Reading Level: Independent Reader
Genre: Fiction

Merci Suarez lives with her parents and older brother and her grandparents, Abuela and Lolo. She’s a hardworking, good kid who cares about her family and her community. How she navigates the changes that she and her family confront is both touching and plausible. Winner of the 2019 Newbery Medal.

Tia Isa Wants a Car

By: Meg Medina
Illustrated by: Claudio Munoz
Age Level: 3-6
Reading Level: Beginning Reader
Genre: Fiction

The narrator and her aunt work to save money to buy a shiny green car to take them to the sea. Though it takes time, Tia Isa and her niece reach their goal and buy the car that brings them to the beach. Cheerful illustrations and an upbeat narration with a sprinkling of Spanish words create recognizable characters in a realistic setting.

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