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Video: Latina teen lit author crossing borders with success

Malin Alegria is taking the teen lit category by storm. With her 2006 breakout hit Estrella’s Quinceñera, the prolific author has penned subsequent titles like Sofi Mendoza’s Guide to Getting Lost in Mexico, short stories and her latest series available through Scholastic publishers titled Bordertown.

Raised in San Francisco’s Mission District, Alegria is a graduate of UC Santa Barbara and received her MA in Education. She is a teacher, organic gardener, seed activist, Aztec dancer, performer and an inspirational role model to a new generation or readers.

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/30690496[/vimeo]

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