Photo Credit: Leah Wharton This episode is sponsored by the Miami Book Fair International. I could talk to Pablo Cartaya all day. This is his second appearance on the show, and each time I've learned something new about the authors who shaped him and why he writes. The Cuban American children's book author is engaging and passionate about his desire to make sure children of color see themselves in books.
His latest middle grade novel, Marcus Vega Doesn't Speak Spanish, tell
Photo Credit: Jean Paul Mallozzi We're back, and I couldn't be happier to have Pablo Cartaya as our guest as the show returns from hiatus. Pablos's debut novel, The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora, is designed for readers 10 and up, but as a somewhat mature adult I thoroughly enjoyed it. Pablo was engaging and easy to talk to. His love for Miami, his Cuban-American culture and poetry shines through. I hope you enjoy our conversation as much as I did. The novel tells the story of 1