Margarita Engle at the National Hispanic Cultural Center

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Award-winning children’s author Margarita Engle will read from and sign her acclaimed young adult biography, Enchanted Air, and her latest novel, The Flying Girl, in the historic library of the NHCC’s History & Literary Arts Building. The reading is co-sponsored by the NHCC, the UNM Latin American & Iberian Institute (with support from the U.S. Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center grant) and Bookworks.

Margarita Engle is the 2017-2019 national Young People’s Poet Laureate, and a USBBY 2019 Astrid Lindgren Award nominee. She is the Cuban-American author of many verse novels, including The Surrender Tree, a Newbery Honor winner, and The Lightning Dreamer, a PEN USA Award recipient. Her verse memoir, Enchanted Air, received the Pura Belpré Award, Golden Kite Award, Walter Dean Myers Honor, Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award, and Arnold Adoff Poetry Award, among others. Drum Dream Girl received the Charlotte Zolotow Award for best picture book text.

The School Library Journal calls Enchanted Air “a universally applicable coming-of-age tale, a fantastic new memoir-in-verse, or a glimpse into Cuba’s past.” The New York Times writes: “…this is a book that generously gives every reader a ticket to ride as she explores what it means to journey toward adulthood, traversing from one side of her family to the other, from the natural world of ‘tropical jungles, wild green parrots’ that ‘remind me of island skies’ to the back of the car on a family road trip.”

Engle’s newest books are The Flying Girl, How Aída de Acosta learned to Soar, and Jazz Owls, a Novel of the Zoot Suit Riots. She was born in Los Angeles and developed a deep attachment to hr mother’s Cuban homeland during childhood summers with relatives.  She studied agronomy and botany along with creative writing. Learn more about Engle at www.margaritaengle.com and @YPPLaureate.

Event date: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
National Hispanic Cultural Center
1701 4th St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Jazz Owls: A Novel of the Zoot Suit Riots Cover Image
By Margarita Engle, Rudy Gutierrez (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534409439
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - May 8th, 2018

Forest World Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781481490573
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - August 29th, 2017

Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed Music Cover Image
By Margarita Engle, Rafael López (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780544102293
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - March 31st, 2015

Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings: A Memoir Cover Image
By Margarita Engle, Edel Rodriguez (Illustrator)
$10.99
ISBN: 9781481435239
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - August 2nd, 2016

The Lightning Dreamer: Cuba's Greatest Abolitionist Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780544541122
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - September 15th, 2015

Bravo!: Poems About Amazing Hispanics Cover Image
By Margarita Engle, Rafael Lopez (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780805098761
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - March 14th, 2017

Miguel's Brave Knight: Young Cervantes and His Dream of Don Quixote Cover Image
By Margarita Engle, Raul Colon (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781561458561
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Published: Peachtree Publishers - October 1st, 2017

The Flying Girl: How Aida de Acosta Learned to Soar Cover Image
By Margarita Engle, Sara Palacios (Illustrator)
$9.98
ISBN: 9781481445023
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - March 6th, 2018

The Wild Book Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780544022751
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - January 7th, 2014

Lion Island: Cuba's Warrior of Words Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781481461122
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - August 30th, 2016

Tropical Secrets: Holocaust Refugees in Cuba Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781250129819
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Published: Square Fish - December 12th, 2017

The Firefly Letters: A Suffragette's Journey to Cuba Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781250110961
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Published: Square Fish - March 7th, 2017

Silver People: Voices from the Panama Canal Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780544668706
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - March 29th, 2016

The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780805086744
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - April 1st, 2008

Summer Birds: The Butterflies of Maria Merian Cover Image
By Margarita Engle, Julie Paschkis (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780805089370
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - April 27th, 2010

Mountain Dog Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781250044242
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Published: Square Fish - July 15th, 2014

Hurricane Dancers: The First Caribbean Pirate Shipwreck Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781250040107
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Published: Square Fish - March 25th, 2014

Morning Star Horse Cover Image
$19.54
ISBN: 9781943050246
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Published: Horizon Bound Books - January 30th, 2017