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Meg Medina is the author of Evelyn Del Rey Is Moving Away. She received the Newbery Medal for her book Merci Suárez Changes Gears, which was a 2018 Kirkus Prize finalist. She is also the author of award-winning YA novels and the picture books_ Mango, Abuela, and Me,_ illustrated by Angela Dominguez, and_ Tía Isa Wants a Car_, illustrated by Claudio Muñoz. The daughter of Cuban immigrants, she grew up in Queens, New York, and now lives in Richmond, Virginia. You can find her on Twitter @Meg_Medina, or visit her website