Torrey Maldonado, NYC public school teacher and author of Secret Saturdays, shares about why he writes, and not just how but why it’s necessary to nurture creativity and a love for literacy in young students of color.

Voted a Top 10 Latino Author and best Middle Grade and Young Adult novelist for Black readers, Maldonado was recently honored as a top teacher by NYC’s schools Chancellor. His work builds youth into caring multidimensional citizens. Praised for its timeless feel, his acclaimed novel, Secret Saturdays, made states’ reading lists and is assigned alongside classics and in anti-bullying initiatives. His forthcoming works also are inspired ... View Profile