Norma Tamayo: Common Read Author of “A Girl Named Nina”

Penn State Berks Arts and Lecture Series

Penn State Berks selected Norma Tamayo’s book, "A Girl Named Nina," as the common reading for new students entering college at Berks in 2017.

Norma Tamayo has been named an Award Winning Author for her young adult novel, "A Girl Named Nina," by the International Latino Book Awards, the largest awards in the United States celebrating achievements in Latino literature and culture.

Tamayo was born and raised in New York City. She is of Puerto Rican descent and is bilingual in English and Spanish. As a transient child herself, she spent most of her childhood years living in apartment buildings in Brooklyn and later in Jersey City and Hoboken. She is a playwright, actor and registered nurse who has worked at the Reading Hospital for a number of years. She currently teaches the Health Medical Professions program at Reading Muhlenberg CTC, where she works with high school students.

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