Thank you again for taking the time to visit our school this week! Your presentations were so relevant and engaging... you embody the multiculturalism and passion that we try and model for our students every day!
— Amber Kissack, Media Specialist, Dual Language School with "Innovation Status" Denver Public School District, CO

Truly an amazing writer. Inspiring message and so much positive energy. We are so fortunate. Thanks @phcartaya for such a great book and amazing vibe.
— Ms. Khoskar, Language Arts Teacher, Plano Independent School District, Texas

Wow, what a great day we had!!! Your presentation was inspiring, entertaining, and educational. The 140 middle school students were engaged and actively listening. Several students and staff have expressed to me how impressed and delighted they were by your presentation. Thank you again for sharing your time with us, truly a gift.
— Christina Izquierdo, Media Specialist, Saint Louis Covenant School, Miami, FL

Thank you for spending your time inspiring our students. They enjoyed the stories you shared. Their biggest take-away was how important it is to revise their writing. Everybody was able to relate to that part.
— Ms. Marianne Elias, Media Specialist, Spring Branch Independent School District, Houston, TX

I have an EPIC LOVE for Pablo Cartaya and his EPIC presentations! Told with heart, humor and honesty, Pablo has a way with words, a way with students and a way to capture an audience with his unique flavor and style. Truly UNFORGETTABLE!
— Margie Longoria. Rio Grande Valley, Texas Librarian

Amazing presentations! Pablo Cartaya shared many personal stories and so much heart, along with lots of laughter, rapping, and dancing! His presentations contain it all!
— Attendee from Plano ISD Plano, Texas



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PUBLISHERS' WEEKLY - Spring 2017 Flying Starts, July 2017


BCCB – Review – May, 2017

CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALER – Review – April 2017

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: 9 Middle Grade Young Adult Books Your Kid Shouldn't Miss, June 2017

THE AMERICAN STATESMAN, What Should Your Kids Be Reading This Summer, May 2017



Anansesem – 2017 Releases – Caribbean Books for Children & YAs – January 28

Miami Rail – Personal Essay & Mention – Spring 2017

Brightly  – 10 Exciting New Middle Grade Books – March

School Library Journal – 5 Middle Grade Titles Featuring People of Color – March 17

EarlyWord – Chat – April 26

Follett Community – 2017 Summer Read and Review Selection – May 

Bookriot – Review – May 1

Bookriot – 15 New and Upcoming Middle Grade Books Featuring Kids of Color – May 4

TIME For Kids – Summer Reading – May 9

Shelf Awareness – May 11

Publishers Weekly – New Kids’ and YA Books – May 11

The Booklist Reader – Hold the Bulldozers: Middle-Grade Books Take on Developers – May 12

Barnes & Noble – Review – May 17

Read More Podcast – Interview – May 19

Latinidad – Interview – June 26

Publishers Weekly – Spring 2017 Flying Start – June 30 

Nerdy Book Club – 5 Questions With Q&A – July

Common Sense Media – Review



KidLit411 – Feature – September 23

Latinxs in Kid Lit – 2017 Titles By/For/About Latinx – December 22

Reading As I Am – Most Anticipated MG Releases of 2017 – January 7

Multiculturalism Rocks – Review – February 13

A Reader of Fiction – Mention – February 23

La Bloga – Mention – March 8

The Book Monsters – Review – March 22

Christina Reads YA – Review – March 27

The Book Voyagers – 2017 Books Written by Authors of Color – April 13

Prose and Kahn – Review – April 14

The Children’s Book Review – Review – May 3

Always in the Middle – Review – May 15

Pop! Goes the Reader – Mention – May 15

My Brain on Books – Review – May 18