Words Take Wing: Honoring Diversity in Children’s Literature will
feature Cuban-American author Margarita Engle in February.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
10:30 a.m. – Freeborn Hall
7:00 p.m. – Student Community Center
Tickets: $7 students; $15 general admission
The evening lecture will be followed by a book sale and signing.
Here. BREAKING NEWS: Morning lecture is SOLD OUT. LIMITED
TICKETS LEFT FOR EVENING LECTURE. Get your tickets today!
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 book is The Wild
Book. Read more about her life and work on her website.
“I love to write about young people who made hopeful choices in
situations that seemed hopeless. My own hope is that tales of
courage and compassion will ring true for youthful readers as
they make their own difficult decisions in modern times.” -