HUSH Library Podcast #81 – Angela Cervantes

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In this episode, our guest is middle grade author Angela Cervantes. Her debut book, Gaby, Lost and Found, was named Best Youth Chapter book by the International Latino Book Awards, and a Bank Street College of Education’s Best Books of 2014. Join us for a conversation about writing, growing up in Topeka, book love, and more.

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Show Notes

Angela Cervantes HEAD SHOTAngela’s second middle grade novel, Allie, First At Last, will be available Spring 2016 from Scholastic press. Angela was born and raised in Kansas. She is a daughter of a retired middle-school teacher and earned her English degree from the University of Kansas. Angela writes and stares at clouds from her home in Shawnee, Kansas and is presently working on her third middle grade novel. You can learn more about Angela and her writing process at

Read an original interview with the author on our library’s website.

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Interested in hearing more from regional authors? Check out some of our other episiodes including Topeka Poets, Literary Arty Awards, Sandra Moran, and Kansas Notable Books.

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Miranda is your Readers Librarian. She loves to talk books, and to connect readers with their next great reads. Her favorite reads are poetry, literary fiction, and speculative science fiction, and she's passionate about promoting literature written by Kansas authors. She works with library programs that support and engage writers in our community, so ask her for more information about the Local Writers Workshop and Great Writers Right Here author fair. Miranda also facilitates TALK book discussions, co-leads the BookBites book discussion group, and serves as a member of the library's Top City Reads Together team.