Aya de Leon

author – activist – faculty – mom

Aya’s debut novel, UPTOWN THIEF

Marisol Rivera will do anything to protect her Manhattan women’s health clinic, including bankrolling it with an escort service and a series of heists of corrupt CEOs involved in a sex trafficking scandal…

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ABOUT AYA

Novelist, poet, activist, mom, UC Berkeley faculty, hip hop theater artist…

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#WeNeedDiverseBooks – 7 Models of Diversity in Children’s and YA Lit

The demand for diverse literature is ringing loudly from many places these days. The #WeNeedDiverseBooks movement in publishing has raised critical questions about the need for young readers of color … Continue reading

February 18, 2017 · 1 Comment

Upcoming Appearances

  • GoToWebinar - The Writer's Hustle: How To Create and Maintain High Productivity March 10, 2017 at 12:00 am – 2:00 am GoToWebinar - See conference call information below 1. Click and join at the specified time and date: https://global.gotowebinar.com/pjoin/7590744984130522115/4167645328988654337 Note: This link should not be shared with others; it is unique to you. 2. Choose one of the following audio options: TO USE YOUR COMPUTER'S AUDIO: When the Webinar begins, you will be connected to audio using your computer's microphone and speakers (VoIP).…
  • Bay Area Book Fest June 3, 2017 – June 4, 2017
  • Brooklyn Book Fest September 17, 2017

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