Estrella’s Quinceanera author, Malin Alegria, recently sat down with NPR to discuss her book, her success and growing up a Mexican-American. We need more authors who are willing to share their background as well as their talent through their writing to provide that many more mirrors for our young readers. Seeing yourself in something you read is one of the most powerful reasons readers STAY readers. Here’s to Ms. Alegria and all the other YA authors out there willing to share their stories.
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