Published September 14, 2021

Join Mack and friends as they explore some of the great things about moms with NoNieqa Ramos, author of the acclaimed picture book, Your Mama, which the Virginia Center for the Book selected as Virginia’s 2021 Great Read to be highlighted by the Library of Congress’ Center for the Book at the 2021 National Book Festival.

To watch, play the embedded video below or watch Mack’s Corner with NoNieqa Ramos on YouTube.


NoNieqa Ramos is an educator, literary activist, and writer of picture books and young adult literature. She wrote The Disturbed Girl’s Dictionary, a 2018 New York Public Library Best Book for Teens, a 2019 YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Selection, and a 2019 In the Margins Award Top Ten pick. It earned starred reviews from Booklist, Voya, and Foreword Reviews.

Her debut picture book, Your Mama, illustrated by Jacqueline Alcántara earned starred reviews from Booklist, School Library Journal, and Kirkus, and was recently named a finalist for the 2021 Kirkus Prize. She is a proud member of Las Musas Books collective and the Soaring 20s PB debut group. Learn more at

If you’d like to bake along with NoNieqa and Jandi in the video above, check out the recipe for Tres Leches Cake that they’re using here.


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