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Keeping It Relevant

March 22, 2016

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I’ve been busy lately, but there have been some pretty major events in the news that were difficult to miss. A couple of them relate directly to middle grade/young adult literature. President Obama became the first US president on 90 years to visit Cuba. US-Cuba Relations have been intense since 1898 but in 1961, they […]

Writers on Writing: Memoirs/Margarita Engle

February 1, 2016

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Today’s post begins a short series from amazing and talent writings that will move us deeper into the realm of fiction and nonfiction books. We begin with the Margarita Engle and memoirs. Memoirs differ from biographies in that they focus on a particular event or episode in one’s life, such as Margarita’s Enchanted Air. Two Cultures. Two […]

About Courage #3: Margarita Engle

December 24, 2013

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Margarita Engle is the Cuban-American winner of the first Newbery Honor ever awarded to a Latino. Her award winning young adult novels in verse include The Surrender Tree, The Poet Slave of Cuba, Tropical Secrets, and The Firefly Letters. Engle’s most recent books are The Lightning Dreamer and When You Wander. Her new middle grade […]

Some Summer: Cuba Post

June 21, 2012

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I’m starting a rather informal summer series. (By definition, shouldn’t all summer series be informal?) I’m finding people who are spending part of their summer exploring a new culture, learning a new technology or experiencing something new and unusual and I’m asking them to write about it and then share it here. I have a few posts lined […]