NoNieqa Ramos

NoNieqa Ramos is an educator who wrote THE DISTURBED GIRL’S DICTIONARY, a 2018 New York Public Library Best Book for Teens and a 2019 YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Selection. Their debut picture book YOUR MAMA illustrated by Jacqueline Alcántara was selected by The Virginia Center for the Book as Virginia’s GREAT READ for 2021 and is a finalist for the Kirkus Prize. Lerner books released their picture book HAIR STORY illustrated by Keisha Morris September 7th, 2021. You can find out more about their work at www.nonieqaramos.com.

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Our campus (The Barn at Boyds Mills) is tucked away in the foothills of the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania.  It's a few hours from both New York City and Philadelphia, but worlds away from everyday life.

Line drawing of the Barn at Boyds Mills

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