Raised in the Boogie Down Bronx, NoNieqa Ramos is an educator, literary activist, and writer of picture books and young adult literature. She writes to amplify marginalized voices and to reclaim the lost history, mythology and poetry of the Latinx community. THE DISTURBED GIRL'S DICTIONARY was selected as the New York Public Library's Best Books 2018, YALSA's Best Books 2019, and earned an In the Margins Book Award. Her 2nd novel THE TRUTH IS comes out September 2019. Her picture book BEAUTY WOKE debuts fall 2020. YOUR MAMA releases spring 2021. She believes Halloween is a lifestyle, not a holiday. She lives with her soulmate and her two beauties in Virginia. Find out more about her at at www.lasmusas.com and www.nonieqa.ramos.com.