Testimonials


Testimonials


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

Print


Print



Surviving, and Thriving, in Middle School Hell? Three New Novels Say It’s Possible, August 2018


SCHOLASTIC TEACHER – 50 Brilliant Books for Summer, May, 2017


PUBLISHERS' WEEKLY - Spring 2017 Flying Starts, July 2017


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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



Radio & Podcast


Radio & Podcast


TELEVISION

MDC-TV [Miami, FL] – Miami Book Fair Interview – October 1, 2018

WLUK-TV [Green Bay, WI] – Good Day Wisconsin Diverse Author Series – October 3, 2018

 

RADIO

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Online Videos and Interviews

Online


Online


2019

School Library Connection - Meet Pablo Cartaya, Author of Marcus Vega Doesn't Speak Spanish - January

2018

Nerdy Book Club – Cover Reveal – December 22

NBC News – NBC Latino Review – December 12

Book Riot – Children’s Book Gift Giving Guide: Middle Grade Books – December 4

School Library Connection – Interview – December 3

School Library Journal – Best of the Year – December 3

Children’s Book Review – Character Interview – November 27

Latinaish – Gift Guide 2018 – October 26

School Library Journal – A Fuse 8 Production Review – October 11

Publishers Weekly  - Self-Searcher: PW Talks with Pablo Cartaya – October 5

School Library Journal – A Fuse 8 Production “Down Syndrome and the Great Gaping (Longstanding) Children’s Book Gap” – September 26

The Washington Post – Hispanic Heritage Month Interview & Review (English) – September 11

The Washington Post – Hispanic Heritage Month Interview & Review (Spanish) – September 11

The Booklist Reader – Review – September 7

Publishers WeeklyFall Regionals 2018: Regional Show Highlights – September 2

Common Sense Media – Review – August 21

Book Riot – The Kids Are All Right Newsletter – August 21

Brightly - The Best Children’s and YA Books of August 2018 – August 4, 2018

The New York Times – Review – August

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

Blogs


Blogs


The Book Trail – September 22, 2018

Good Reads with Ronna – Roundup – September 26, 2018

The Book Nut – Review – October 5, 2018

Imagination Soup – Roundup – October 8, 2018

Puss Reboots – Review – October 26, 2018

Books in the Spotlight – Review – November 7, 2018

Waking Brain Cells – School Library Journal Best of the Year pickup – November 29, 2018

Reading by the Pond – Review – November 29, 2018

KidLit411 – Feature – September 23, 2017

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

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

Multiculturalism Rocks – Review – February 13, 2017

A Reader of Fiction – Mention – February 23, 2017

La Bloga – Mention – March 8, 2017

The Book Monsters – Review – March 22, 2017

Christina Reads YA – Review – March 27, 2017

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

Prose and Kahn – Review – April 14, 2017

The Children’s Book Review – Review – May 3, 2017

Always in the Middle – Review – May 15, 2017

My Brain on Books – Review – May 18, 2017