Hey Nesties! This week I will be posting several author spotlights for those that will be participating in our Middle Grade Panel. This panel will be focusing on all things middle grade! The next author we will be getting to know a bit better is Hilda Burgos. We are beyond excited to be chatting with her on Friday, June 23rd, at 8pm EST. Her newest middle grade novel, Miosotis Flores Never Forgets, came out on October 5, 2021! Let’s get to know her a little better in today’s #authorspotlight! Although Hilda was born and raised in New York City, she did not speak English until she started school. Her parents are originally from the Dominican Republic, and they always spoke in Spanish to Hilda and her three sisters. This was quite common in their neighborhood of Washington Heights, where there are a lot of native Spanish speakers. The first time Hilda read a book — back when she was a student at P.S. 132 — she knew she wanted to be a writer. She loved to read and always enjoyed school. I guess you could say she was kind of nerdy. After graduating from the Bronx High School of Science, Hilda headed to Philadelphia to attend the University of Pennsylvania, where she majored in French and Spanish Literatures. (Now she got to read books in three different languages, which was very exciting!) She received her law degree from Harvard Law School and then returned to the Philadelphia area, where she currently works as an attorney. She and her husband have two grown children and an adorable dog named Bear. Hilda’s first middle grade novel, Ana María Reyes Does Not Live in a Castle, was a 2015 Lee & Low Books New Visions Award finalist. It was released by Tu Books (an imprint of Lee & Low) on October 2, 2018. Her first picture book, The Cot in the Living Room, illustrated by Gaby D’Alessandro, was published by Kokila Books (an imprint of Penguin Random House) on June 1, 2021. Her second middle grade novel, Miosotis Flores Never Forgets, was published on October 26, 2021, by Tu Books. You can check out the book here! https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/44092714 You can follow Hilda on her social media platforms here: Website: https://hildaeuniceburgos.com/ Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/17859005.Hilda_Eunice_Burgos Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heuniceburgos/?hl=en Twitter: https://twitter.com/HildaEBurgos1 Remember to watch us chat on the Nest!

Posted by emmybird01 at 2023-06-22 18:12:25 UTC