Next Letters for Kids: Margarita Engle


Our next Letter for Kids comes from National Young People’s Poet Laureate Margarita Engle! Margarita writes about why you should give poetry a try—it’s like a new flavor of ice cream and if you try it, you just might like it!

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Margarita Engle is the national Young People’s Poet Laureate, and the first Latino to receive that honor. She is the Cuban-American author of many verse novels, including The Surrender Tree, a Newbery Honor winner, and The Lightning Dreamer, a PEN USA award-winner. Her verse memoir, Enchanted Air, received the Pura Belpré Award, Golden Kite Award, Walter Dean Myers Honor, and Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award, among others. Drum Dream Girl received the Charlotte Zolotow Award for Best Picture Book text. Her newest verse novel about the island is Forest World, and her newest picture books are All the Way to Havana, and Miguel’s Brave Knight: Young Cervantes and His Dream of Don Quixote.