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 Aida Salazar. We are beyond excited to be chatting with her on Friday, June 23rd, at 8pm EST. Her newest middle grade novel, A Seed in the Sun, came out on October 25, 2022! Let’s get to know her a little better in today’s #authorspotlight! Aida Salazar​ is an award-winning author, arts activist, and translator whose writings for adults and children explore issues of identity and social justice. She is the author of the critically acclaimed middle grade verse novels, THE MOON WITHIN (International Latino Book Award Winner); LAND OF THE CRANES (Américas Award, California Library Association Beatty Award, Northern CA Book Award, NCTE Charlotte Huck Honor, Jane Addams Peace Honor, International Latino Book Award Honor); as well as A SEED IN THE SUN (Tomás Rivera Children's Book Award, ALA RISE Feminist Book Project Top 10 Book, NCTE Notable Poetry/ Verse Novel Honor, Jane Addams Peace Award Finalist). Her other works include the picture book anthology, IN THE SPIRIT OF A DREAM: 13 Stories of Immigrants of Color; the bio picture book JOVITA WORE PANTS: The Story of a Mexican Freedom Fighter; and the anthology CALLING THE MOON: Period Stories by BIPOC Authors. Aida is a founding member of LAS MUSAS - a Latinx kidlit author collective. Her story, By the Light of the Moon, was adapted into a ballet production by the Sonoma Conservatory of Dance and is the first Xicana-themed ballet in history. She lives with her family of artists in Oakland, CA. You can check out the book here! https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/59900671 You can follow Aida on her social media platforms here: Website: http://www.aidasalazar.com/about.html Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/aidawrites Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aidawrites/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/mimawrites Remember to watch us chat on the Nest!

Posted by emmybird01 at 2023-06-22 21:31:13 UTC