August 10-12, 2018 | New York City

Torrey Maldonado

What do you get from teaching nearly 20 years in a public school & you’re an author? Real life inspiration. Voted a “Top 10 Latino Author” & best Middle Grade & Young Adult novelist for African Americans, Torrey Maldonado was spotlighted as a top teacher by NYC’s former Chancellor. He turns his students’ & his experiences into gripping, relatable novels. His ALA “Quick Pick”, Secret Saturdays, is cross-cataloged MG & YA & is praised for its current-feel & timeless themes. His newest MG novel, Tight, is a coming of age tale about choosing your own path. Learn more at torreymaldonado.com