Malin Alegria

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Malin Alegria
Malin Alegria (2945844288).jpg
Occupation Novelist
Nationality United States American
Genre Young Adult Novels
Website
http://www.malinalegria.com

Malin Alegria is an American author of Youth literature, who primarily focuses on the genre of young adult novels.

Written work and topics[edit]

Her first book Estrella's Quinceañera deals with a girl's struggle between a traditional quinceañera and an American-style Sweet 16 birthday party. It is based in San Jose, California. Estrella's Quinceañera was published by Simon & Schuster in 2006.

It has been recommended by educators and librarians as a way of teaching tolerance[1] and youth voices [2]

Alegria also wrote Sofi's Guide To Getting Lost in Mexico[3] in which Sofi Mendoza goes to a party in TJ (Tijuana) to hook up with her biggest crush but finds out her green card is fake. Then she has to endure cooking, cleaning and a truck that smells like Chinese food.

Malin is currently at work on a teen book series for Scholastic, "Border Town", about a fictional town in South Texas.[4]

Malin conducts readings across the United States.

Personal life[edit]

Malin Alegria currently resides in San Francisco California[5] and Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Citations[edit]

References[edit]

QUINCEAÑERA, The Monterey County Herald. By Marc Cabrera. Apr 16, 2006

Kids' Corner, Entertainment Weekly. Mar 14, 2006 EW Review

BookList, American Library Association. February 15, 2006

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