Children Chatting With Jennifer Torres

Episode Summary

Join the Children Chatting with Authors Podcast as they interview Jennifer Torres about her book, Stef Soto, Taco Queen and about being an author.

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Participant(s) Bio

Author Jennifer Torres:

After studying journalism at Northwestern University and, later, at the University of Westminster in London, she moved to Stockton, CA, to work as a reporter for The Record newspaper. She covered education, immigration, and other topics related to children and families. Jennifer still reports for magazines every now and then, and she still loves the news.

Her first picture book, Finding the Music/En Pos de la Música, was published in 2015, and her debut middle grade novel, Stef Soto, Taco Queen was published in 2017. Stef has been translated into Korean and Spanish.
Her latest novel, Flor and Miranda Steal the Show is out now!

Kitty Felde:

Kitty Felde is the host and executive producer of the Book Club for Kids podcast. She’s an award-winning public radio journalist, winning dozens of Golden Mike Awards, AP Awards, and ABA Silver Gavel Awards. She’s reported from Africa, The Netherlands, Canada, Los Angeles, and Washington, DC.

Kitty also writes kids books and plays that have been produced around the world. Her play about Quentin Roosevelt is performed every weekend as a tour around the White House.

She fell in love with young adult literature when she was still a young adult herself, working at her local public library.

Book cover for Stef Soto, Taco Queen
Stef Soto, Taco Queen
Jennifer Torres

Stef isn’t sure that her family’s taco truck is going to be great for her middle-school reputation. Inspired by the author’s experiences in the Central Valley.