Next Letter for Kids: Crystal Maldonado


Our next Letter for Kids comes from author Crystal Maldonado! Crystal writes to us all about her first experience with the library, and the magic of books.

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Crystal Maldonado is a young adult author living in western Massachusetts with her husband and daughter. Her debut novel, Fat Chance, Charlie Vega (Holiday House), was published on Feb. 2, 2021. By day, she is a social media strategist working in higher ed., and by night, a writer who loves Beyoncé and spending too much time on her phone. Her work has been published in the Hartford Courant, Dogster, and Latina Magazine. Follow her everywhere at @crystalwrote or visit her website at


Photograph of Crystal Maldonado courtesy of Crystal Maldonado.