A 2023 Pura Belpré Award Honor Book
A 2023 Schneider Family Award Honor Book
Starred Reviews from Kirkus Reviews and Publisher's Weekly
An AudioFile Earphones Award Winner
Photo by: Eric Sylvester
Natalia Sylvester is the Pura Belpré- and Schneider Family-honor winning author of the young adult novel BREATHE AND COUNT BACK FROM TEN, and the award-winning author of the young adult novel RUNNING and the adult novels EVERYONE KNOWS YOU GO HOME and CHASING THE SUN. Her first picture book A MALETA FULL OF TREASURES, illustrated by Juana Medina, will be out in 2024 from Penguin Random House.
Natalia's non-fiction has appeared in the New York Times, Bustle, Catapult, Electric Literature, Latina magazine, and McSweeney's Publishing. Her essays have been anthologized in collections such as A MAP IS ONLY ONE STORY and A MEASURE OF BELONGING: WRITERS OF COLOR ON THE NEW AMERICAN SOUTH.
Born in Lima, Peru, Natalia came to the US at age four and grew up in Florida and the Rio Grande Valley in Texas. She received a BA in Creative Writing from the University of Miami, was a 2021 Visiting Associate Professor at the University of Texas at Austin, and was formerly a faculty member at the Mile-High MFA program at Regis University. She now lives in South Florida.
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"Sylvester memorably depicts the precarious existence and difficult choices that face undocumented immigrants to America."
Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022, 11 a.m. EST
#CLEReads YA Book Festival
Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022, 2:30 p.m. EST
Tampa Bay Teen Lit Fest
Virtual workshop and panel
Wednesday, Oct. 26, 6 p.m. CST
Amplify presents: BREATHE AND COUNT BACK FROM TEN
- hosted by Texas Book Festival & Amplify Credit Union
Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022
Texas Book Festival
Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022
Fall Craft Intensive: Writing Relationships workshop
5 - 8 p.m. EST
Tin House - Virtual