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Festival Artist/Author/Performer

Margarita Engle

portrait of author Margarita Engle

Margarita Engle is the Cuban-American author of verse books such as The Surrender Tree, Enchanted Air, Forest World, and Drum Dream Girl. Awards include the NSK Neustadt Prize, three Astrid Lindgren Award Nominations, a Newbery Honor, multiple Pura Belpré, Walter, Américas, Jane Addams, and International Latino Book Awards and Honors, as well as the Charlotte Zolotow, PEN USA, Golden Kite, Green Earth, Lee Bennett Hopkins, Arnold Adoff , and Claudia Lewis Awards, among others. Margarita served as the 2017-2019 Young People’s Poet Laureate. Her most recent books include With a Star in My Hand, Dreams From Many Rivers, and Dancing Hands. Forthcoming books include Your Heart, My Sky, and A Song of Frutas. Margarita was born in Los Angeles, but developed a deep attachment to her mother’s homeland during childhood summers with relatives on the island. She studied agronomy and botany along with creative writing, and now lives in central California with her husband.


Margarita Engle was scheduled to join us, but is no longer available. She is a huge supporter of L.A. Libros Fest and wishes us the best.

Margarita Engle estaba programada para acompañarnos pero no se encuentra disponible. Ella nos desea éxitos con el festival.


Appearing at

Aire encantado: dos culturas, dos alas: una memoria
Engle, Margarita


Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings
Engle, Margarita.


Dancing Hands: How Teresa Carreno Played the Piano for President Lincoln
Engle, Margarita


Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed Music
Engle, Margarita


Con una estrella en la mano: Rubén Darío
Engle, Margarita


With a Star in My Hand: Rubén Darío, Poetry Hero
Engle, Margarita

 


Festival Titles

  • A Mango in the Hand: A Story Told Through Proverbs

    A Mango in the Hand: A Story Told Through Proverbs

    Sacre, Antonio
  • Abecedario a mano

    Abecedario a mano

    Isol
  • Abre la ventana

    Abre la ventana

    Duo Karma
  • Chunky

    Chunky

    Mercado, Yehudi
  • Cuando era pequeña When I was your age

    Cuando era pequeña When I was your age

    Nathalia
  • Dancing Hands: How Teresa Carreno Played the Piano for President Lincoln

    Dancing Hands: How Teresa Carreno Played the Piano for President Lincoln

    Engle, Margarita
  • Daytime visions: an alphabet

    Daytime visions: an alphabet

    Isol
  • En la radio

    En la radio

    Nathalia
  • Federico and the wolf

    Federico and the wolf

    Gomez, Rebecca J.
  • Firmamento

    Firmamento

    Duo Karma
  • Flood City

    Flood City

    Older, Daniel José
  • Fun Fun Fun World

    Fun Fun Fun World

    Mercado, Yehudi
  • I love my colorful nails

    I love my colorful nails

    Acosta, Alicia
  • I'll meet you in your dreams

    I'll meet you in your dreams

    Young, Jessica
  • Imposible

    Imposible

    Isol
  • Impossible

    Impossible

    Isol
  • La formasombras

    La formasombras

    Older, Daniel José

    Sierra Santiago planeaba tener unas vacaciones tranquilas haciendo arte y saliendo con sus amigos.

  • La princesa zanahoria

    La princesa zanahoria

    Jara, Paulina
  • Manos que bailan: Cómo Teresa Carreño tocó el piano para el Presidente Lincoln

    Manos que bailan: Cómo Teresa Carreño tocó el piano para el Presidente Lincoln

    Engle, Margarita

    De niña, a Teresa Carreño le encantaba dejar que sus manos bailaran a lo largo de las hermosas teclas del piano.

  • Mariposa

    Mariposa

    Guerra, Kim
  • Mija

    Mija

    Guerra, Kim
  • Monstruo rosa

    Monstruo rosa

    Dios, Olga de, 1979-
  • My community/Mi comunidad

    My community/Mi comunidad

    Salguero, Andrés
  • Rana de tres ojos

    Rana de tres ojos

    Dios, Olga de, 1979-
  • Shadowshaper

    Shadowshaper

    Older, Daniel Jose
  • Sharuko: el arqueólogo Peruano Julio C. Tello/Peruvian archaeologist Julio C. Tello

    Sharuko: el arqueólogo Peruano Julio C. Tello/Peruvian archaeologist Julio C. Tello

    Brown, Monica
  • Small Room, Big Dreams: The Journey of Julián and Joaquin Castro

    Small Room, Big Dreams: The Journey of Julián and Joaquin Castro

    Brown, Monica
  • Super Potato.    1, The epic origin of Super Potato

    Super Potato. 1, The epic origin of Super Potato

    Laperla (Artist)
  • Super Potato.    2, Super Potato's galactic breakout

    Super Potato. 2, Super Potato's galactic breakout

    Laperla (Artist)
  • Ten little birds/Diez pajaritos

    Ten little birds/Diez pajaritos

    Salguero, Andrés
  • The barking mouse

    The barking mouse

    Sacre, Antonio, 1968-
  • The Greatest Superpower: A Novel

    The Greatest Superpower: A Novel

    Sanchez, Alex
  • Un pregón de frutas

    Un pregón de frutas

    Engle, Margarita

    De la autora ganadora del Premio Pura Belpré, Margarita Engle, llega un animado y rítmico libro ilustrado sobre una niña que visita a su

  • You Brought Me the Ocean

    You Brought Me the Ocean

    Sanchez, Alex
  • Your Heart, My Sky: Love in a Time of Hunger

    Your Heart, My Sky: Love in a Time of Hunger

    Engle, Margarita
  • ¡Vivan las uñas de colores!

    ¡Vivan las uñas de colores!

    Acosta, Alicia.

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