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After Hours with Meg Medina and Kekla Magoon: A Virtual Sneak Peek at Candlewick Press's Fall '21 Books
Join us for a virtual sneak peek of our Fall 2021 titles and hear from two award-winning authors! We’ve invited Newbery Medalist Meg Medina and Coretta Scott King–John Steptoe Award winner Kekla Magoon to introduce each of their exciting new books coming out in 2021.

Meg Medina will talk about Merci Suárez Can’t Dance, the sequel to the 2019 Newbery Medal-winning Merci Suárez Changes Gears. About this sequel, she says, “I’m so excited to bring my readers into the world of the Suárez family and Seaward Pines once again. . . . New friends, new teachers, and new self-doubts. It’s been a thrill to write about all the zany things that the seventh grade can throw at a person.”

And Kekla Magoon, author of the Coretta Scott King Honor winning X: A Novel, will discuss her new nonfiction book Revolution in Our Time: The Black Panther Party’s Promise to the People. It is a long-overdue look at a vital part of American history, taking readers from the arrival of the first slave ships on the shores of America to the Black Lives Matter movement today in order to put the tragic and inspiring story of the Black Panthers in its proper context.

So grab a snack on Sunday, January 24th at 6 PM ET, and we’ll serve you some book treats!

Jan 24, 2021 06:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Meg Medina
Meg Medina is the author of the Newbery Medal–winning book Merci Suárez Changes Gears, which was also a 2018 Kirkus Prize finalist. She is the author of many young adult books and picture books, including Burn Baby Burn, which was long-listed for the National Book Award, and Pura Belpré Author Award Honor Book Mango, Abuela, and Me, illustrated by Angela Dominguez. The daughter of Cuban immigrants, she grew up in Queens, New York, and now lives in Richmond, Virginia.
Kekla Magoon
Kekla Magoon is the author of many novels and nonfiction books for young readers and is the co-author of X: A Novel. She has received an NAACP Image Award, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, the John Steptoe New Talent Award, three Coretta Scott King Honors, The Walter Award Honor, the In the Margins Award, and been long listed for the National Book Award.