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RVA’s Meg Medina wins Newbery Medal for children’s literature

Posted at 10:24 PM, Jan 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-31 23:14:22-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- Earlier this week the Newbery Medal for children's literature was bestowed upon Richmond's own Meg Medina.

She visited the CBS-6 studio Thursday to discuss the honor and her seventh young adult novel “Merci Suarez Changes Gears,” which won over both critics and the award committee.

She describes how she got word she had won one of literature's biggest prizes and where the inspiration for Merci Suarez came from.