Browsing All posts tagged under »Margarita Engle«

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 […]

review: Silver People

May 13, 2014

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title: Silver People author: Margarita Engle date: HMH Children’s Books; March 2013 main character: Mateo “Strange as it seems, the ‘globalization’ of international trade did not begin with the Internet but was launched a century ago when a new waterway suddenly made the world seem small.” This line ends Silver People, the story of the […]

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 […]