Interviews, Guest Posts, & More

When Reason Breaks is listed as a Must-Read Contemporary YA Novel on Ezvid Wiki.

Named one of 25 Latin American Reads to Bring to the Beach This Summer by PopSugar.

When Reason Breaks was included on a list created by the Bank Street Children’s Book Committee, the Bank Street College Library, and School Library Journal of books that inspire a just, inclusive society

Las Comadres and Friends, National Latino Book Club, Book of the Month, May 2016

The Latina Book Club included When Reason Breaks in its 2016 Latino Books of the Year list.

#MHYALit: Pushed Too Hard: Academic Pressure and Mental Health Concerns. Posted on SLJ’s Teen Librarian Toolbox site (2/23/2016)

Part 1 of the We Need Diverse Books post about disabilities in young adult literature.

Part 2 of the We Need Diverse Books post about disabilities in young adult literature.

2015 Debut Authors Bash: Interview with the What Sarah Read Blog (12/14/2015)

Audrey’s Favorites for 2015: A list of favorite YA books by PoC from Rich in Color (12/9/2015)

A Q&A on YA Interrobang (11/20/2015)

Under the Covers, a blog for the Hartford Public Libraries, highlights When Reason Breaks (7/28/2015)

Des Colores: The Raza Experience in Books for Children highlights When Reason Breaks (7/24/15)

We Evolve and Love Wins: Gay Parents in Skyscraping and When Reason Breaks on (6/30/2015)

20150517_21292820150517_212951Journalist and 2015 debut author Valerie Tejeda included When Reason Breaks in an article about summer reads in the June edition of Latina Magazine!

Q&A with L. Lee Butler on the Disability in Kid Lit site as part of their series during Mental Health Awareness Month (5/20/15)

“I’m okay”: Resilience & Depression in Cindy L. Rodriguez’s When Reason Breaks on Latinxs in Kid Lit site (4/30/2015)

Q&A with Julie on the Books and Insomnia blog (4/25/15)

WHEN REASON BREAKS BLOG TOUR: Ashley at YAdult Review created a playlist for the novel (4/17/15)

WHEN REASON BREAKS BLOG TOUR: The Reading Nook Reviews connects a Dickinson poem to the novel (4/16/15)

WHEN REASON BREAKS BLOG TOUR: Guest post for Novel Ink about books that affected me deeply (4/15/15)

WHEN REASON BREAKS BLOG TOUR: Book spine poetry by The Book Belles using WRB. (4/14/15)


WHEN REASON BREAKS BLOG TOUR: Guest post on Itching for Books about the use of Dickinson’s poetry in the novel (4/10/2015)

WHEN REASON BREAKS BLOG TOUR: Q&A on Adventures of a Book Junkie (4/9/2015)

WHEN REASON BREAKS BLOG TOUR: Book Spine Poetry by Jen at YA Romantics (4/8/2015)

WHEN REASON BREAKS BLOG TOUR: The YA Kitten connects ED’s “How happy is the little Stone” with When Reason Breaks. (4/7/2015)

WHEN REASON BREAKS BLOG TOUR: National Poetry Month: Guest Post from Cindy Rodriguez: On Emily, Poetry, and My Writing Journey (E. Kristin Anderson’s blog, Write All the Words!) (4/6/2015)

New Voice: Cindy L. Rodriguez on When Reason Breaks (posting about revising on Cynthia Leitich Smith’s Cynsations blog) (4/2/15)

The Page 69 Test for When Reason Breaks (3/27/15)

Post for Jennifer Bertman’s Creative Spaces feature (3/10/15)

Article & coverage of book launch by CT Latino (2/18/15)

Q&A on The Sweet Sixteens site (2/15/15)

Q&As on Adventures in YA Publishing and The Debutante Ball (2/14/15)

When Reason Breaks officially releases–YAY!! Check out these posts on Latinxs in Kid Lit and Fearless Fifteeners (2/10/15)

Guest post for Diversity in YA about the changes made to When Reason Breaks through the editing process and how making it more diverse did not change the heart of the story. (2/9/2015)

Included in the Adventures in YA Publishing’s Roundup of new YA realeases. (2/9/2015)

Featured on That Artsy Reader Girl’s Debut Dish (2/8/2015)

Do You Really Know What Your Teen Is Thinking: I was part of a panel on WNPR’s show “Where We Live” hosted by John Dankosky. We discussed teen issues, using When Reason Breaks to start the talk. (1/30/2015)

What’s the Hardest Part About Being a Teen?: This is the article they posted about what was discussed on the “Where We Live” show. (1/30/2015)

Teen Novel From Plainville Author Published: The Plainville Citizen (1/30/2015)

Interview with DiversifYA (9/24/2014)

Young Adult Authors Honor Hispanic Heritage Month, Share Why We Need Diverse Books (9/17/2014)

Twinja Book Reviews: Where are the Latinos in Fiction? We sit down with @LatinosInKidLit to find out. (9/15/2014)

Latinxs in Kid Lit posts:

Spotlight on Middle Grade Authors Part 4: Pablo Cartaya (1/29/2018)

Spotlight on Middle Grade Authors Part 3: Anna Meriano (1/5/2018)

Spotlight on Middle Grade Authors Part 2: Celia C. Pérez (9/25/2017)

Spotlight on Middle Grade Authors Part 1: Margarita Engle (9/7/2017)

Social Media and Writing Tips from the 2016 NY SCBWI Winter Conference (2/22/2016)

Q&A with Debut Author Marieke Nijkamp about This Is Where It Ends (1/18/2016)

Yes, Audiobooks & Graphic Novels Count: Accepting Students’ Diverse Reading Choices (10/5/2015)

Q&A with NYT Bestselling Author Anna Banks About JOYRIDE (6/1/2015)

Praise for Books Deemed Perfect for Reluctant Readers (4/6/2015)

Depression in YA and the Latin@ Community (2/2/2015)

The Comadres y Compadres Conference Offers Great Panels & Intimate Setting (10/3/2014)

Author Sarah Fine Talks About Hell, Trauma, and Creating Diverse Characters (7/21/2014)

Diversity Needed Under the Sea: Not All Mermaids Have Blond Hair and Blue Eyes (6/3/2014)

Author Angela Cervantes on Publishing Her Animal-Loving Latina Protagonist (5/19/2014)

Debut Author Skila Brown’s Novel in Verse Centers on Guatemalan Civil War (4/7/2014)

Dear Hollywood, Please Consider Latinas for the “Matched Movie” (3/15/2014)

Writing Tips and Diversity Points at the SCBWI Winter Conference (3/10/2014)

The Kid Lit World Needs Gary Soto and Others Like Him (2/20/2014)

The Road to Publishing: Going on Submission (12/9/13)

Through Reading Anything is Possible (10/14/13)

Fearless Fifteeners Posts:

All Four Kids: An Interview with Dana Alison Levy, Author of the Misadventures of the Family Flecther (7/21/2014)

All Four Kids, An Interview with Emery Lord, Author of Open Road Summer (4/15/2014)

YA Highway Guest Post: Cindy L. Rodriguez on YA Latin@ Lit (10/7/2013)

Latina Book Club Guest Post: Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month to Honor My Parents (10/5/2011)

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