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Yamile Mendez

Yamile (sha-MEE-lay) is a fútbol obsessed Argentine-American. She’s the mother of five kids and two adorable dogs. Yamile’s an inaugural Walter Dean Meyers Grant recipient and a graduate of Voices of our Nation (VONA) and the Vermont College of Fine Arts M.F.A. Writing for Children program. She’s the author of the Utah Arts Council Honor recipient “The Reel Wish,” the forthcoming picture book “Where Are You From?” (June 2019), and the middle grade novels “Blizzard Besties” (December 2018) and “On These Magic Shores” (2020).

2019 Schedule

This speaker is scheduled to appear on our Children & Family stages at the Outdoor Fair