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.
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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 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.” – Margarita Engle