Spanish Language Book Drive

Book Drive for ChildrenDoctors of the Americas (DOTA) is a non-profit organization that provides humanitarian relief including health care, vision care, dental hygiene education, and clothing donations to impoverished communities in El Salvador, Central America.

DOTA’s founders, Dr. Andrew Badulalk and his wife Stephanie Badulak, are cousins of MUF contributor Phyllis Shalant. MUF is joining with Phyllis to reach out to our friends in children’s publishing who’ve written in or had books translated into Spanish to donate copies for the children DOTA serves.

To donate, please message the Badulaks here:

DOTA serves Salvadoran children in need.


Heather Murphy Capps
Heather Murphy Capps has always had a deep appreciation for comfort and elegance. She and Claudia would have run out of money quickly together but would absolutely have been on the same page about taxis and nice restaurants. And of course, solving mysteries about beautiful art. That said, Heather also appreciates Jamie’s love of complication, which is why she spent several years living in rural Kenya and then became a television news reporter, which involved standing for hours in the middle of hurricanes and political battles. Now she’s raising middle-grade readers and writing for them. She loves to read and write books with lots of great science, magic, mystery, and adventure. Heather is the communications coordinator for Mixed-Up Files, as well as creator/curator for our We Need Diverse MG series. She is committed to creating more diversity in publishing.