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Review of With a Star in My Hand: Rubén Darío, Poetry Hero

With a Star in My Hand: Rubén Darío, Poetry Hero by Margarita Engle Middle School, High School    Atheneum    150 pp.    g 2/20    978-1-5344-2493-7    $17.99 e-book ed.  978-1-5344-2495-1    $10.99 Written in first person, this heartfelt verse novel tells the fictionalized story of Rubén Darío (based on his autobiography), who was born...
      

Review of Dancing Hands

Dancing Hands: How Teresa Carreño Played the Piano for President Lincoln by Margarita Engle; illus. by Rafael López Primary    Atheneum    40 pp. 8/19    978-1-4814-8740-5    $17.99 e-book ed.  978-1-4814-8741-2    $10.99  Engle and López (Drum Dream Girl, rev. 5/15) bring us another engaging story about a young, successful, female musician of Latinx...
      

Review of Soaring Earth

Soaring Earthby Margarita EngleMiddle School, High School    Atheneum    160 pp.    g2/19    978-1-5344-2953-6    $18.99e-book ed.  978-1-5344-2955-0    $10.99In this companion verse memoir to Enchanted Air (rev. 7/15), Engle provides a glimpse into her high school years in Los Angeles and early adulthood as a Cuban American person coming to an understanding of...
      

Review of The Flying Girl: How Aída de Acosta Learned to Soar

The Flying Girl: How Aída de Acosta Learned to Soarby Margarita Engle; 

illus. by Sara PalaciosPrimary    Atheneum    40 pp.3/18    978-1-4814-4502-3    $17.99e-book ed.  978-1-4814-4503-0    $10.99In this slightly fictionalized account (with brief invented dialogue) Engle and Palacios introduce readers to Aída de Acosta (1884–1962), who defied the sexist attitudes of her era...
      

Review of Jazz Owls: A Novel of the Zoot Suit Riots

Jazz Owls: A Novel of the Zoot Suit Riotsby Margarita Engle; illus. by Rudy GutierrezMiddle School, High School    Atheneum    179 pp.    g5/18    978-1-5344-0943-9    $17.99e-book ed.  978-1-5344-0945-3    $10.99In 1942 Los Angeles, after working all day at the canneries, teen sisters Lorena and Marisela can’t wait to put on their sharpest swing...
      

April 2018 Horn Book Herald: Spring News: Five questions for Margarita Engle

Poet Margarita Engle is the author of poetry collections (Bravo!: Poems About Amazing Hispanics), picture-book biographies (Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed Music; The Poet Slave of Cuba: A Biography of Juan Francisco Manzano), memoir (Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings), and works of historical fiction (Lion Island,...
      

Review of All the Way to Havana

All the Way to Havanaby Margarita Engle; illus. by Mike CuratoPrimary    Godwin/Holt    40 pages8/17    978-1-62779-642-2    $17.99A contemporary Cuban boy takes readers on a trip across the island as he and his family travel from their home in the country to Havana to visit his new baby cousin “on his zero-year...
      

Review of Forest World

Forest Worldby Margarita EngleIntermediate    Atheneum    195 pp.    g8/17    978-1-4814-9057-3    $16.99e-book ed.  978-1-4814-9059-7    $10.99Eleven-year-old Edver wishes his cryptozoologist mother would pay attention to him, instead of traveling the world looking for rare creatures in danger of becoming extinct. Even when she’s home in Miami, she doesn’t seem to notice that Edver...
      

Review of Silver People: Voices from the Panama Canal

Silver People: Voices from the Panama Canalby Margarita EngleMiddle School    Houghton    260 pp.3/14    978-0-544-10941-4    $17.99    gOf the thousands of people from around the world who helped build the Panama Canal, the voices of the dark-skinned workers have been seldom heard. Known as the “silver people” because they were paid in...
      

Review of Lion Island: Cuba's Warrior of Words

Lion Island: Cuba’s Warrior of Wordsby Margarita EngleMiddle School    Atheneum    163 pp.8/16    978-1-4814-6112-2    $16.99    ge-book ed.  978-1-4814-6114-6    $10.99In this last chapter in her series of verse novels about the struggle “against forced labor in nineteenth-century Cuba” (The Poet Slave of Cuba: A Biography of Juan Francisco Manzano, rev. 7/06, and...

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