Malin Alegria

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Malin Alegria
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Occupation Novelist
Nationality United States American
Genre Young Adult Novels

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.



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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