Listen to the conversation that Carlos Morataya and I had with Lynn Neary for NPR’s All Things Considered: What’s Life Like for Immigrant Kids?

Read my interview with Joyce Lamb for USA Today’s Happily Ever After: “Marie Marquardt focuses Spotlight on Immigrant Issues” 

Check out this conversation that Griffin Teen hosted with me and Carlos Morataya, the fabulous illustrator for The Radius of Us. “The Radius of Us, Art, and Life in the U.S.” 



Dream Things True selected as a BEA Buzz title for 2015



• Read my interview with Bo Emerson of the Atlanta Journal and Constitution

• Take a look at my op-ed in the Huffington Post: “The power of eleven million stories”

• This article in The Gainesville Times covers an event I did with the GSU Latino Student Association — in a Georgia city that bears a “stunning resemblance” to the fictional town I wrote about in Dream Things True.

• The Consortium for Latin American Studies Programs honored Dream Things True as a commended title for the 2016 Américas Award! Check out their review here.



January 14, 2017 7 p.m.

The Radius of Us BOOK LAUNCH

Little Shop of Stories (Decatur, Georgia)
Join me and the illustrator, Carlos Morataya, for the book launch at 7 p.m.

January 19, 2017 7 p.m.

The Radius of Us Booksigning and Q&A

Barnes & Noble at Emory (Atlanta, Georgia)
I’ll be answering questions and signing books with Carlos Morataya, the illustrator for The Radius of Us.

February 6, 2017  2:30 p.m.

Asylum, Refuge, and Relocation Conference

Historic Academy of Medicine at Georgia Tech (Atlanta, Georgia)
I’ll lead a workshop on immigration detention at 2:30 p.m., followed by a booksigning.

February 9, 2017

Emory LAWS (Legal Association for Women Students) Conference 6 p.m.

Emory University Law School (Atlanta, Georgia)
I’ll be discussing immigration and detention on a panel with other advocates.

March 23, 2017

Virginia Festival of the Book

Charlottesville, Virginia

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San Antonio Book Festival

San Antonio, Texas

6a00d8341c630a53ef01676419c1f6970b April 21-22, 2017

Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

University of Southern California, Los Angeles

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Santa Monica, California

May 2-7, 2017

RT Booklovers’ Convention

Atlanta, Georgia


I love visiting with book clubs. If you have a book club near Atlanta and would like to have me visit with your group, get in touch through my contact page!