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Ms. Margarita Engle

Margarita Engle was the 2017 -2019 national Young People's Poet Laureate, and received the 2019 NSK Neustadt Prize. She is the Cuban-American author of many verse novels, including Soaring Earth ; With a Star in My Hand ; The Surrender Tree , a Newbery Honor winner; and The Lightning Dreamer , a PEN Literary Award for Young Adult Literature winner. Her verse memoir, Enchanted Air , received the Pura Belpré Award, a Walter Dean Myers Award Honor, and was a finalist for the YALSA Award for...See more