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Margarita Engle is a Cuban-American poet and novelist. Her books include The Wild Book, Tropical Secrets, The Firefly Letters, The Lightning Dreamer, When You Wander, Mountain Dog, and Silver People. She has received several awards including the Jane Addams Children's Book Award, the Pura Belpré visa mer Award, the Américas Award, and the Claudia Lewis Poetry Award for The Surrender Tree and the Pura Belpré Award and the Américas Award for The Poet Slave of Cuba. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre
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Verk av Margarita Engle

Mountain Dog (2013) 212 exemplar
All the Way to Havana (2017) 169 exemplar
The Wild Book (2012) 152 exemplar
Forest World (2017) 107 exemplar
Tiny Rabbit's Big Wish (2014) 100 exemplar
Jazz Owls (2018) 89 exemplar
A Song of Frutas (2021) 74 exemplar
Orangutanka: A Story in Poems (2015) 37 exemplar
Light for All (2021) 31 exemplar
Wings in the Wild (2023) 30 exemplar
Una Nina Un Tambor Un Sueno (2016) 29 exemplar
Singing with Elephants (2022) 28 exemplar
Water Day (2023) 16 exemplar
Skywriting (1995) 15 exemplar
Singing to Cuba (1993) 5 exemplar
Salt - Poems of Peace (2004) 1 exemplar
Wild Dreamers (2024) 1 exemplar

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The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Eighth Annual Collection (1991) — Bidragsgivare — 310 exemplar
We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices (2018) — Bidragsgivare — 217 exemplar
The Creativity Project: An Awesometastic Story Collection (2018) — Bidragsgivare — 96 exemplar
Because of Shoe and Other Dog Stories (2012) — Bidragsgivare — 60 exemplar
Thanku: Poems of Gratitude (2019) — Bidragsgivare — 51 exemplar
In Other Words: Literature by Latinas of the United States (1994) — Bidragsgivare — 19 exemplar
Totally Middle School: Tales of Friends, Family, and Fitting In (2018) — Bidragsgivare — 17 exemplar


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This book is a poem book related to the fight for independence in Cuba. This poem book reveals beautiful pieces of Cubas troubled past that focus on hidden moments in time. This poetry book is great for 3-8th grade because it can help students in literature and writing while focusing on culture.
nrortega3 | 45 andra recensioner | Feb 15, 2024 |
This collection of poems are all about hispanic leaders and artists. It is vibrantly illustrated in multimedia drawings depicting the subjects and their work. Most poems would be good for all grades, some have heavier topics in them(abuse, death, etc). Would be a great way to introduce Hispanic heritage month.
zrobinson | 13 andra recensioner | Jan 18, 2024 |
"Someday, our island's future
will be as powerful
as an elephant,
because souls, the poet
assures us, have no color,
and our shared hopes can rise up
to soar across any ocean
or border."
. page 60

I loved the concept, and the writing was good, but almost every poem was by a different character. It was very confusing keeping up with who was whole when some of them were mentioned again in later poems. I didn't feel anything for most of the characters somce they only had one poem each. I think this book would've been more impactful if the author had chosen a few characters (and historical figures) to write poems about instead of introducing a new character in nearly every poem.

Also, I'm not sure what I was expecting (or if I mixed this book up with another one) but I was under the impression that the poems would actually be written by diferent Latino authors.
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Dances_with_Words | 7 andra recensioner | Jan 6, 2024 |
I honestly don't get why this book has received so much critical acclaim. The subject matter was very interesting, yes, (I didn't know Jewish refugees from the Holocaust were turned away from New York harbors and sent to Cuba) but the writing was not what I would call top-notch, especially for poetry. The voices of the different characters were not distinct. It didn't strike me as especially beautiful or moving. In fact, one of the first stanzas made me cringe:

"My parents are musicians--/poor people, not rich." (p. 6)

Really? Isn't "not rich" what "poor" means? I know I'm getting all up on my high horse here, but poetry should be precise. There should be no wasted words. The ability to fit so much meaning into so few words is what sets poetry apart and makes it great. Sadly, this book read like flowery prose with shortened lines.
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LibrarianDest | 12 andra recensioner | Jan 3, 2024 |



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