Daniel José Older

Daniel performed at a SpeakTogether student matinee at Edward R. Murrow High School in Midwood, Brooklyn, on December 1, 2017, speaking on the theme, “You Only Live Once.”

Daniel José Older is The New York Times bestselling author of Salsa Nocturna, the Bone Street Rumba urban fantasy series, and the Young Adult novel Shadowshaper, a New York Times Notable Book of 2015. Shawdowshaper won the International Latino Book Award and was shortlisted for the Kirkus Prize in Young Readers’ Literature, and named one of Esquire’s 80 Books Every Person Should Read. Older’s latest work, Ballad & Dagger, is the first novel in his new YA duology entitled Outlaw Saints, which is presented by Rick Riordan. It was released in 2022.

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