ABOUT THE AUTHOR

NoNieqa Ramos is an educator and writer of picture books and young adult literature. They wrote THE DISTURBED GIRL’S DICTIONARY, a 2018 New York Public Library Best Book for Teens, a 2019 YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Selection, and a 2019 In the Margins Award Top Ten pick. It earned starred reviews from Booklist, Voya, and Foreword.

Lilliam Rivera, author of DEALING in DREAMS, selected their sophomore book THE TRUTH IS as a Bustle Book Club selection. Hip Latina included TTI in the “10 of the Best Latinx Young Adult Books of 2019.” Remezcla included TTI in the “15 Best Books by Latino and Latin American Authors of 2019.”

Their debut picture book YOUR MAMA illustrated by Jacqueline Alcántara earned starred reviews from Booklist, School Library Journal, and Kirkus.  The Virginia Center for the Book selected YOUR MAMA as Virginia’s GREAT READ for 2021 highlighted by the Library of Congress’ Center for the Book at the National Book Festival. YOUR MAMA won a Nerdy Book  Club Award, was a finalist for the Kirkus Prize, a School Library Journal Best Picture Book of 2021, a Kirkus Best Picture Book of the 2021, and a National Council of English Books Notable Poetry Book.

Lerner books released their picture book HAIR STORY illustrated by Keisha Morris, September 7th, 2021. Versify released BEAUTY WOKE illustrated by Paola Escobar, February 15th, 2022, which has earned starred reviews from Booklist and Kirkus and was featured on Classroom Bookshelf. NoNieqa is a proud member of Las Musas Books collective and the Soaring 20s PB debut group. They live in Virginia with their familia in a jungle of plants, books, and Barbies.

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Upcoming Events

NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY SERIES: BRONX CAREGIVER LITERACY WORKSHOPS

  • Sedgewick Library: Tuesday, May 2nd 3:30 pm
  • Soundview Library: Wednesday, May 3rd 3:30 pm
  • High Bridge Library: Friday, May 6th 11:00 am
  • Edenwald Library: Tuesday, May 10th at 5:00 pm
  • Bronx Library Center: Wednesday May 11th, 4:00 pm

 

Event Details

This event will take place in person and on-line.

Join us for a free, hands-on child and caregiver conversation with educator and author of picture books Your Mama and Beauty Woke, NoNieqa Ramos!

In this workshop you will:

  • Receive NoNieqa’s award-winning picture book Your Mama and a library art kit for FREE!
  • Have an interactive story time! We will perform READER’S THEATER.
  • Talk about about raising readers and writers–even with the squirmiest of kids!

 

Chicago Author and Illustrator School Visit: Your Mama and Hair Story May 16th-May 19th

 

 

 

 

Tune in 4/7 @ 7PM. Building Bridges: A Conversation on Disability and Accessibility in Picture Books and Beyond. Moderated by @melanieells you’ll hear from @NaomisLitPix, @rozmaclean, @jessicaslice, and @NoNieqaRamos.

FREE Virtual Panel: A Conversation Around Disability and Accessibility in Children’s Books – with REPLAY

Panels:

Authoring 101: Everything You’ve ever Wanted to Know about Becoming a Published Author Panel Meet and greet local authors, purchase local books, and attend breakout panels! Authors will be stationed in the Community Youth Center @ Central Library from 1PM – 4PM.

NoNieqa will moderate and participate in the panel:

Writing Like an Adult: Thinking Like a Child Panel @ 2:30 PM

Registration required for panels. Currently, MRL requires that all participants ages 2 and up wear a mask for indoor library programs, regardless of vaccination status.

 

NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY SERIES: BRONX CAREGIVER LITERACY WORKSHOPS

  • Eastchester Library: Tuesday, April 19th 3:30 pm
  • Morris Park Library Little Mover Story time: Wednesday March 24 10:40 am
  • Woodlawn Heights Library: Thursday March 24th 3:30-4:30 pm
  • Woodstock Library: Saturday March 26th 3:00 pm-4:00 pm
Event Details

This event will take place in person and on-line.

Join us for a free, hands-on child and caregiver conversation with educator and author of picture books Your Mama and Beauty Woke, NoNieqa Ramos!

In this workshop you will:

  • Receive NoNieqa’s award-winning picture book Your Mama and a library art kit for FREE!
  • Have an interactive story time! We will perform READER’S THEATER.
  • Talk about about raising readers and writers–even with the squirmiest of kids!

 

 

 

ON THE ROAD COLLABORATIVE CAREER DAY EVENT:

THE WORLD OF PUBLISHING FOR TEENS: March 28th 3:00 pm-4:00 pm

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