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Yamile Saied Mendez

Yamile Saied Méndez is the author of many books for young readers, including Furia , a Reese's YA Book Club selection and the 2021 Inaugural Pura Belpré Young Adult Gold Medalist. She was born and raised in Rosario, Argentina. An Inaugural Walter Dean Myers Grant recipient, she is also a graduate of the Vermont College of Fine Arts. She's a founding member of Las Musas, a marketing collective of Latine authors.