Margarita Engle

Margarita Engle (she/her) is the Cuban American author of many books including the verse novels Your Heart, My Sky; With a Star in My Hand; The Surrender Tree, a Newbery Honor winner; and Forest World. Her verse memoirs include Soaring Earth and Enchanted Air, which received the Pura Belpré Award, a Walter Dean Myers Award Honor, and was a finalist for the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction, among others. Her picture books include Drum Dream Girl; Dancing Hands; and The Flying Girl. Visit her at MargaritaEngle.com. 

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Author: Margarita Engle |
Release Date: May 31, 2022
A powerful novel in verse from Newbery and Pura Belpré Award-winning author Margarita Engle about the friendship between a young girl and the poet Gabriela Mistral that leads to healing and hope for both of them.Cuban-born eleven-year-old Orio...
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Author: Margarita Engle | Narrator: Ozzie Rodriguez, Roberto Santana, Yesenia Cabrero and Chris Nunez
Release Date: May 12, 2009
Together we belongedalong with countless othershuman beasts of burdento the proud Marquesa . . . Juan Francisco Manzano has never known any other life. Born into the household of a wealthy slaveowner in Cuba in 1797, he spent his early years by the s...
Author: Margarita Engle | Narrator: Various
Release Date: April 28, 2009
How can there bea little war?Are some deathssmaller than others,leaving motherswho weepa little less?Cuba has fought three wars for independence, and still she is not free. Her people have been rounded up in reconcentration camps, where there is alwa...
Author: Margarita Engle | Narrator: Matt Green, Vane Millon, Ozzie Rodriguez and Roberto Santana
Release Date: April 28, 2009
Last year, in Berlinon the Night of Crystalmy grandfather was killedwhile I held his hand.Daniel has escaped Nazi Germany with nothing but a desperate dream that he might one day find his parents again. But that golden land called New York has turned...