Meet the Author: Ernesto Cisneros

Audience: Students in Grades 6-9

Meet the Author

Ernesto Cisneros


Ernesto Cisneros is an educator and the award-winning author of Efrén Divided, which received national acclaim for its “honest depiction of characters” with whom young adults can identify.  It is the winner of the  prestigious Pura Belpré Medal (2020).  His follow-up book, Falling Short, has received two International Latino Book awards.  

Students from Key Middle School provided questions to the author, ranging from the writing process to immigration, leading to a lively discussion.

Grades 6-9. 



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