NEW! See the animated cover image for Rima's Rebellion, a new book that will be published on February 15.
Your Heart, My Sky was selected as 2021 Nerdies for Best Poetry and Novels in Verse
A Song of Frutas/Un pregón de frutas was reviewed in New York Times Book Review and included in Junior Library Guild Selection.
With a Star in My Hands is a finalist for SCBWI's Golden Kite Young Adult Fiction Award.
Los Angeles Public Library selected Manos que bailan: Co´mo Teresa Carren~o toco´ el piano para el Presidente Lincoln for their Lo mejor del 2021 list.
A Song of Frutas and Your Heart, My Sky have received starred reviews from School Library Journal.
A Song of Frutas is also listed on SLJ's 29 Picture Books to Celebrate the Latinx Experience and Publishers Weekly's List of Kids in the Kitchen Books.
Dancing Hands was Target Stores' Hispanic Heritage Month Featured Books
With a Star in My Hands has been selected as young adult book of the month for Read Across America's March 2022 list.
Margarita's newest book,A Song of Frutas, received a starred review from Booklist.
Your Heart, My Sky has been nominated for YALSA's Best Fiction for Young Adults #BFYA2022.
New Book Announcement
Rima's Rebellion is an inspiring coming-of-age story about a girl falling in love for the first time while finding the courage to protest for women’s right to vote in 1920s Cuba. This novel will be published in February 2022
New Book AnnouncementMargarita's latest collaboration with award-winning illustrator Raúl Colón, will be published in October 2021.
Light for All is a lyrical and unifying picture book that celebrates the immigrant experience in America.
Margarita's upcoming picture book A Song of Frutas is called 'A joyful celebration of Cuban tradition and family ties' in a starred review from Kirkus.
Margarita's new YA verse novel Your Heart, My Sky is now available through online retailer or your local bookstores.
This book has been recently featured on Kirkus Most Anticipated Books of 2021 and YA Buzz Most Anticipated Historical Fiction Books of 2021.
Margarita has been invited to participate in creating IBBY International Children's Day Poster 2021. She wrote the text and translation of the inspirational message on the poster, which is available on the USBBY newsletter.
Margarita co-curated the first-ever young readers issue of Poetry Magazine from the Poetry Foundation, along with Jacqueline Woodson and Naomi Shihab Nye.
New book cover reveal on SLJ's Fuse 8 for Margarita's new picture book A Song of Frutas, and its Spanish language edition Un pregón de frutas , to be published August 3, 2021.
Spanish language edition for The Flying Girl (La joven aviadora) will be published on May 4, 2021.
Spanish language version for Soaring Earth (La Tierra al Vuelo) is now available at your local bookstore or online.
Spanish language version of Dancing Hands (Manos que bailan) will be released on May 21, 2021.
Award News: Margarita is honored to be nominated for 2021 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award.
Margarita was included in League of Women Voters of Fresno County's exhibit titled 100 Notable Women Who Made a Difference in Fresno County.
Spanish language version of Soaring Earth (La Tierra al Vuelo) will be published on October 6, 2020. Find it at your local bookstores or online.
New book cover reveal for Margarita's new YA verse novel Your Heart, My Sky, to be published March 23, 2021.