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.
Both Dancing Hands and Soaring Earth are selected as Bank Street's 2020 Best Children's Books of the Year.
Award News: Jazz Owls has been selected to receive Honor Award for Arnold Adoff Poetry Award for Teens.
Bilingual Spanish edition board book of Bravo! Poems About Amazing Hispanics/Poemas sobre Hispanos Extraordinarios is now available at bookstores near you or online.
With A Star in My Hand is now available at bookstores near you or online, in both English and Spanish (Con Una Estrella en La Mano).
Award news: Dancing Hands won the Pura Belpré Award for illustration. Congratulations to Rafael López!
Dreams From Many Rivers is now available at bookstores near you or online.
Dancing Hands is now available at bookstores near you or online.
Soaring Earth is now available at bookstores near you or online.
Bravo! will soon be available as a simplified bilingual board book!
Now also available in Spanish language editions:
Margarita Engle received the 2018 Armin R. Schulz Literacy Award presented by the California Reading Association, for contribution and use of teaching literature that promotes social justice.
Read Margarita's newest interview on A Dog named Haku, A Holiday Story from Nepal, from Kitaabworld.
Margarita Engle named winner of the 2019 NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s Literature