ABOUT NONIEQA RAMOS-RICHARDS

  • Raised in the Boogie Down Bronx, NoNieqa Ramos is an award-winning educator, literary activist, and writer of “intense” young adult literature. She wrote the THE DISTURBED GIRL’S DICTIONARY, a  2018 New York Public Library Best Book for Teens, a 2019 YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Selection, and a 2019 In the Margins Award Top Ten pick. It earned starred reviews from Booklist, Voya, and Foreword.


    Lilliam Rivera, author of DEALING in DREAMS, selected THE TRUTH IS as a Bustle Book Club selection. Hip Latina named TTU “10 of the Best Latinx Young Adult Books of 2019.”  Remezcla included TT in the “15 Best Books by Latino and Latin American Authors of 2019.”

    Versify will publish her debut picture book BEAUTY WOKE spring 2021 and YOUR MAMA fall 2021. For more information about NoNieqa, check out https://www.lasmusasbooks.com/nonieqa-ramos.html and https://www.soaring20spb.com/. S


    She is a passionate supporter of the #weneeddiversebooks and #ownvoices movement. On Twitter, she follows @POCinpub @LatinxinPublishing and @LatinxinKidPub. NoNieqa lives with her soulmate, her beloved kiddos, and pet menagerie in Virginia. #DiversityShallSetUsFree 

ARTIST STATEMENT

  • I write to amplify the voices of marginalized persons. I write to reclaim the mythology, history, and poetry of the Latinx community.

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