Veronca Chambers

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(Chambers, Veronica) Veronca Chambers is a prolific author, best known for her critically acclaimed memoir, Mama’s Girl. She has written more than a dozen books for young people, including Plus and the Amigas series, and has cowritten New York Times bestselling adult memoirs with Robin Roberts, Eric Ripert, Michael Strahan, and Marcus Samuelsson. She also cowrote Samuelsson’s young adult memoir, Make It Messy. Her latest novel, Go-Between (Delacorte Press) is a coming-of-age novel that explores issues of identity and belonging in a world that is ever-changing. When Cammi’s successful showbusiness parents move the family from Mixico City to America, Cammi’s new friends assume she’s a scholarship kid, the daughter of a domestic. At first Cammi thinks playing along with the stereotypes will be her way of teaching her new friends a lesson. But the more she lies, the more she wonders: Is she only fooling herself?