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NoNieqa Ramos, interviewed by Amanda Eby: The Disturbed Girl’s Dictionary

The Ivy Bookshop

Macy's school officially classifies her as "disturbed," but Macy isn't interested in how others define her. She's got more pressing problems: her mom can't move off the couch, her dad's in prison, her brother's been kidnapped by Child Protective Services, and now her best friend isn't speaking to her. Writing in a dictionary format, Macy explains the world in her own terms—complete with gritty characters and outrageous endeavors. With an honesty that's both hilarious and fearsome, slowly Macy reveals why she acts out, why she can't tell her incarcerated father that her mom's cheating on him, and why her best friend needs protection . . . the kind of protection that involves Macy's machete.

Ages 14-17

 

NoNieqa Ramos spent her childhood in the Bronx, where she started her own publishing company and sold books for twenty-five cents until the nuns shut her down. With the support of her single father and her tias, she earned dual master's degrees in creative writing and education at the University of Notre Dame. As a teacher, she has dedicated herself to bringing gifted-and-talented education to minority students and expanding access to literature, music, and theater for all children. A frequent foster parent, NoNieqa lives in Ashburn, Virginia, with her family.

 

Amanda Eby is Director of Scholar Development and High School Placement at the Lillie May Carroll Jackson Charter School in Baltimore.

 

 

 

 

 

Event Details

TIME & DATE
Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 7:00pm

LOCATION

The Ivy Bookshop
6080 Falls Road
Baltimore, MD 21209


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