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A Maleta Full of Treasures written by Natalia Sylvester illustrated by Juana Medina

 

Out Now

A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection

Available in both English and Spanish

"A must-have for any picture book collection." —School Library Journal (starred review)

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Photo by: Eric Sylvester

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ABOUT

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, is out now 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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CONTACT

FOR SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS AND AUTHOR VISITS:


To book an event related to Natalia's books for teens or children, please fill out this form or contact How Now Booking here.

 

For speaking engagements related to Natalia's books for adults, contact Christie Hinrichs at christie@authorsunbound.com, (541) 797-2217.

FLORIDA SCHOOLS:

Breathe and Count Back from Ten is a 2024-2025 Florida Teens Read title! If you're a Florida school participating in FTR and would like to schedule an author visit with Natalia, please fill out this form and we'll be in touch soon!

FOR SPECIFIC REQUESTS ABOUT RIGHTS OR PUBLICITY:

Rights:

Laura Dail

Laura Dail Literary Agency

Publicity & Media for

 A MALETA FULL OF TREASURES

Sierra Pregosin

Penguin Random House

Publicity & Media for

 BREATHE AND COUNT BACK FROM TEN and RUNNING

John Sellers

HarperCollins

Publicity & Media for

 CHASING THE SUN and EVERYONE KNOWS YOU GO HOME:

Kristin Lunghamer

Amazon Publishing

 IF YOU’D JUST LIKE TO SAY HELLO (THAT’S ALWAYS NICE) CONTACT ME USING THE FORM BELOW

OR AT ME@NATALIASYLVESTER.COM

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In EVERYONE KNOWS YOU GO HOME...

"Sylvester memorably depicts the precarious existence and difficult choices that face undocumented immigrants to America." 

— PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY 

ABUELITOS

Natalia shares the story of her grandmother's poetic influence on her as a child with NPR's Latino USA.

3 QUESTIONS FOR NATALIA SYLVESTER REGARDING HER DEBUT NOVEL

Events
EVENTS

Thursday, April 18, 2024, 9 a.m.

Texas Library Association Conference

Book Signing - A Maleta Full of Treasures

Penguin Random House Booth

San Antonio, TX

Ticketed event

Thursday, April 18, 2024, 11:30 a.m.

Texas Library Association Conference

How We Hurt: Navigating Grief and

Trauma in BIPOC YA Lit

San Antonio, TX

Ticketed event

Saturday, April 20, noon - 1 p.m.

A Maleta Full of Treasures

Storytime & Signing

Books & Books

Coral Gables, Fl

Free RSVP

Saturday, April 27, 2024, 10:30 a.m.

A Maleta Full of Treasures

Storytime & Signing

Tombolo Books

St. Petersburg, Fl

 

Tuesday, April 30, 2024

A Picture Book Fiesta! Virtual Event

Hosted by Penguin School & Library and

the Latinx Kidlit Book Festival

Register Here

Thursday, May 9

A Maleta Full of Treasures School Visit

Hosted by the Wisconsin Book Festival

Madison, WI

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