Jasminne Mendez

Jasminne Mendez is a Dominican-American poet, playwright, translator and award winning author of several books for children and adults. Her most recent publication Anina del Mar Jumps In (Dial), a novel in verse about a young girl diagnosed with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, received starred reviews from Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal and others. Her YA memoir, Islands Apart: Becoming Dominican American (Arte Público Press) and her debut poetry collection, City Without Altar (Noemi Press), were recently recognized with honors and awards by the Texas Institute of Letters and her debut picture book Josefina’s Habichuelas (Arte Público Press) was the 2022 Writer’s League of Texas Children’s Book Discovery Prize Winner. She lives and works in Houston, TX.

Books by Jasminne Mendez
Aniana Del Mar Jumps In