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Speaker Profile - NoNieqa Ramos


Region: Mid Atlantic (D.C./Virginia)
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Raised in the Boogie Down Bronx, NoNieqa Ramos is an award-winning educator, literary activist, and writer of “intense” young adult literature. She plants seeds of mass creation in the minds of impressionable youngsters. Carolrhoda Labs will release her debut novel The Disturbed Girl’s Dictionary February 1st 2018. Kirkus Reviews said that Ramos’ voice “is inimitably unique in contemporary teen literature... Ramos’ relevant and thought-provoking debut is a powerful addition to any collection.” Booklist's starred review said, “Ramos is a voice to watch; her exceptional writing and compassionate realism will draw many readers, not just fans of urban fiction.” Her second novel, The Book of Love will be released fall 2019. 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