Connecting Hearts and Minds through Powerful, Universal Stories
Meet Yamile Saied Méndez, an author with a passion for storytelling. Originally from Rosario, Argentina, Yamile has written over 20 books and short stories for readers of all ages, from picture books to young adult novels and even books for adults. Her works explore themes of home, friendship, and identity, and though they vary in genre and style, they all share a common goal of connecting with readers.
Yamile's love for stories began at a young age when she would create her own tales to share with friends and family. Despite having no direct connection to the writing world, she pursued her passion for literature and eventually earned a Master's degree in writing. Her writing is a reflection of her belief that stories are the perfect way for human beings to connect with each other, and she hopes that readers will find parts of themselves in her characters and their experiences. Whether readers are seeking a new perspective or a reflection of their own lives, Yamile's books offer a unique and insightful viewpoint.
“This book will set your dreams on fire . . . It’s fabulous.”
—Reese Witherspoon on Furia
"This touching book addresses a ubiquitous question for children of color, and in the end, the closeness between the girl and Abuelo shows that no matter the questions, she knows exactly where she’s from."
―Booklist on Where Are You From?
“Fun, fast, and full of laughs, you’ve never seen the White House like this!"
—Ally Carter, New York Times bestselling author on Shaking Up the House