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Alexandra Diaz

Owen Benson

About The Author

Alexandra Diaz is the award-winning author of The Only RoadThe CrossroadsSantiago’s Road Home, and Farewell Cuba, Mi IslaThe Only Road was a Pura Belpré Honor Book and won the Américas Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature, as well as numerous other accolades. Santiago’s Road Home was an International Latino Book Award gold medalist and an ALA Notable Children’s Book. Farewell Cuba, Mi Isla was a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year, was selected as a Children’s Book Council Teacher’s Favorite title, and received two starred reviews. Alexandra is the daughter of Cuban refugees and a native Spanish speaker. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, but got her master’s in writing for young people at Bath Spa University in England. Visit her at


MAY 11
in person
Greater Pittsburgh Festival of Books
In Person
Greater Pittsburgh Festival of Books
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittburgh, PA 15213

Books by Alexandra Diaz