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Book cover of LOVE IN ENGLISH


Media Mentions:

Publishers Weekly
Balzer + Bray Acquires YA Novel at Auction About Immigrant Teen
June 18, 2020 Read here

Book Riot
YA books about social justice beyond THE HATE U GIVE
July 22, 2019 Read here

Kid Lit Authors Are Hosting an Online Auction to Support Immigrant Families, and the Prizes Are Amazing
July 13, 2018 Read here

Publishers Weekly
New Auctions Project Supports ‘Kid Lit Says No Kids in Cages’ Efforts
July 12, 2018 Read here
‘Borders of the Heart’ literary fundraiser puts spotlight on immigrants
June 29, 2018 Read here
10 Summer Reads by New Jersey Authors
June 25, 2018 Read here

Teen Vogue
Op-Ed, “I Could Have Been Separated From My Mother While Crossing the Border Between the United States and Mexico”
June 18, 2018 Read here

Cherry Hill Sun
“Author Maria E. Andreu Speaks at Cherry Hill West”
April 24, 2018 Read here

Barnes and Noble BNTeen
“6 Books to Read While Waiting for Season Two of Riverdale”
September 20, 2017 Read here

Barnes and Noble BNTeen
“5 Great Immigrant Narratives in YA”
April 5, 2017 Read here

Los Angeles Times
“13 YA authors on writing in the age of Trump” by Laura Stampler
December 9, 2016 Read here

“17 Books that Perfectly Capture the Immigrant Experience”
September 1, 2015 Read here

“All About The Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing, and 5 Books that Could Have Won”
August 26, 2015 Read here

The Record
“Two Bergen County authors show diversity trend in books for teens”
July 13, 2015 Read here

Voice of Youth Advocates Magazine
“From Memoir to Fiction: Maria E. Andreu Talks about The Secret Side of Empty
June, 2015 Read here
“Maria E. Andreu, Author of ‘The Secret Side of Empty,’ Gives Humanity and Identity to Immigration”
May, 2015 Read here

More Media Mentions:

Brooklyn Buzz
“Immigrant Artists Share Their Stories at the Brooklyn  Public Library”
July, 2014 Read here

School Library Journal
“Star-crossed Love, Diabolical Mean Girls, and Unsolved Historical Mysteries | What’s Hot in YA”
June 18, 2014 Read here

Cleveland Plain Dealer
“New in young adult fiction: ‘Dorothy Must Die,’ ‘Fat Boy vs. the Cheerleaders,’ ‘The Secret Side of Empty'”
June 9, 2014  Read here

Girls Life Magazine
“Must List: Books: The Secret Side of Empty'”
April/May, 2014  

Fox 5
“Good Day Street Talk: An Interview with Maria E. Andreu”
March 29, 2014   Watch here

Albany Times Union
“From Undocumented Immigrant to Author: An Interview with Maria E. Andreu”
March 16, 2014 Read here

“Portrait of a DREAMer: A Review of The Secret Side of Empty”
March 9, 2014 Read here

Publishers Weekly
“The Secret Side of Empty… eye-opening and wrenching”
February 10, 2014 Read here

Kirkus Review
“The Secret Side of Empty is a timely and powerful portrait of the American Dream deferred”
January 22, 2014 Read here

The New York Daily News
“Author draws on once-secret past as undocumented immigrant for young adult novel”
June 2, 2013 Read here
“New Jersey woman’s experience as illegal immigrant gives life to first novel”
May 27, 2013 Read here

Publisher Weekly‘s Rights Report: The Secret Side of Empty
May 20, 2013 Read here

MediaBistro’s GalleyCat
“Maria E. Andreu signs with Running Press”
May 21, 2013 Read here

Movie Balla
“Maria E. Andreu signs book deal with Running Press”
May 21, 2013 Read here

Long Island Newsday
Former DREAMer Inks YA Novel Deal
May 23, 2013 Read here

Press ReleaseFormer DREAMer Inks YA Novel Deal
(Tuesday, 5/21/13)