What Will You Be?

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10.1 X 8.6 X 0.5 inches | 0.86 pounds

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About the Author
Yamile (sha-MEE-lay) Saied Méndez is a fútbol-obsessed Argentine American who loves meteor showers, summer, astrology, and pizza. She lives in Utah with her Puerto Rican husband and their five kids, two adorable dogs, and one majestic cat. An inaugural Walter Dean Myers Grant recipient, she's a graduate of Voices of Our Nations (VONA) and the MFA program in Writing for Children and Young Adults at Vermont College of Fine Arts. Méndez is also part of Las Musas, the first collective of women and nonbinary Latinx middle grade and young adult authors. Furia is her first novel for young adult readers.
Kip Alizadeh is an illustrator and visual artist. Recent picture books they've illustrated include Yamile Saied Méndez's What Will You Be?/¿Qué Serás?, Fran Manushkin's Plenty of Hugs, and Lindz Amer's Hooray for She, He, Ze, and They!. When they aren't creating, they like to DJ, spend time with their cats, and play sports. Kip is nonbinary, queer, Iranian, and English, and lives in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Visit them at Kipalizadeh.net.

"Méndez and Alizadeh create a balance between the abstract and concrete by letting the child imagine the future but with Abuela's guidance and support. A sweet read to share with loved ones."
-- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"This is a prayer to personal power, a license to dream big, and permission to keep moving forward, beyond proscribed or limiting roles...Turning a common question of childhood into a substantive quest, this imaginative set of plans will have other children charting their own course through the stars." -- School Library Journal