Mélina Mangal

Virtual Special Guest
Mélina Mangal is the author of short stories and biographies for youth, including The Vast Wonder of the World: Biologist Ernest Everett Just, winner of the Carter G. Woodson Book Award and named an NCSS/CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People. Mélina’s newest picture book is Jayden’s Impossible Garden, winner of the Strive/Free Spirit African American Voices contest, with “An abundance of STEAM connections and wonderful character representation.” (Booklist, Starred Review) Mélina also works as a school library teacher in Minnesota and enjoys spending time outdoors with her family, whether it’s in her backyard or hiking in the woods. Visit her online at melinamangal.com.