About The Author
With the support of her single-father and tias, she earned dual master’s degrees in creative writing and education at the University of Notre Dame. Because of the infinite love of her soul mate, she wrote The Disturbed Girl’s Dictionary and The Book of Love. As a teacher, she has dedicated herself to expanding access to diverse literature for all children. NoNieqa lives in Ashburn, VA, with her soulmate Miguel, her two beloved beastie children, felines Black Magic and Eartha, gecko Athantas, and nefarious guinea pigs Cookie Dough and Friskette.
NoNieqa writes because ALL should see themselves in the books they read. She believes passionately in student’s voice and wants to hear from you! #DiversityShallSetUsFree – #YouMatter
NoNieqa is honored to be a member of the brilliant Latinx womyn marketing collective LAS MUSAS!
LAS MUSAS BOOKS
Las Musas Books by Latinx Children’s Literature Authors
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19
9:00-9:45am • Panel Discussion
Nice for What?
Location: DSU 3023-25
Sheroes tend to get a bad rap. But if female characters don’t get written from all angles, the same old character will keep showing up. And writing the same-old is way too blasé for these authors.
6:00-6:45am • Panel Discussion
Forging Fierce Females
Location: 643 Sports Bar (360 E 8th Ave)
Bring your bestie and make a mental reservation to join these wonderful authors to talk books over dinner. All of these authors write fierce female characters that aren’t afraid to stand up for themselves and their friends. (The taproom will be reserved, but no drinks unless you’re 21 or older!)
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Maryland / Delaware / West Virginia
– Read Local Challenge
All of our Read Local authors and illustrators have agreed to offer a 10% discount on their speaking fees* for any school or library participating in the Read Local Challenge.
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