2018 Residency Program

Meg Medina, bestselling Latina author of children’s and young adult fiction, was selected as the 2018 Steinfirst Aritist-in-Residence and Steinfirst Lecturer. She will spend a week at Carrboro Elementary School in Orange County, North Carolina. Meg is the recipient of numerous literary awards, including the Pura Belpré Award and International Latino Book Award for her young adult novel Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass and the Pura Belpré honor medal for her picture book Mango, Abuela, and Me. Her stories are about “strong girls, tough circumstances, and the connecting power of culture.”