January 26, 2016
Awards and Honors:
- Enchanted Air won the Pura Belpré Award for text. It will be presented at ALA in Orlando on June 26, 1-4 PM, during the 20th Anniversary Pura Belpré Celebración.
- Enchanted Air was selected as YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Finalist
- Enchanted Air won a Walter Award Honor from We Need Diverse Books. It will be presented at the Library of Congress on March 18.
- Drum Dream Girl won the Pura Belpré Award for illustration. Congratulations to Rafael López!
- Drum Dream Girl won the Charlotte Zolotow Award for best picture book writing of 2015. It will be presented at the University of Madison, Wisconsin, on April 9.
- Drum Dream Girl was selected as Asian Pacific American Library Association Children's Book Awards Honor
- Drum Dream Girl is an Amelia Bloomer Top 10 of 2016
- Drum Dream Girl is a 2016 Notable Book for a Global Society, International Literacy Association
November 8, 2015
Recent wonderful reviews for Enchanted Air:
October 30, 2015
Enchanted Air has been given the 2015 Eureka! Gold Awards book by the California Reading Association.
October 26, 2015
Margarita contributed on a blog article at Latin@s in Kid Lit, on About that Embargo.
The 2015 Cybils Award nominees includes four of Margarita's books, Enchanted Air, Drum Dream Girl, The Sky Painter, and Orangutanka.
October 4, 2015
The Kindle edition of The Sky Painter is included in the Pizza Hut BOOK IT! program. It is a reading program set up by teachers in classrooms to motivate children to read by rewarding their reading accomplishments with praise, recognition and pizza.