Worlds Awaiting - Season 3, Episode 15 , Segment 2
Episode: Steps to Reading Early, Overlooked Heroes
- Apr 30, 2018 5:30 pm
- 9:13 mins
Next, Rachel welcomes poet Margarita Engle, author of many children’s books in free verse form that are often focused on significant (hero-like) persons who have been left out of history. Margarita talks about how poetry can be a safe place for emotions, as well as a good way for children to have connection with someone living in another time in history. Margarita Engle is the national Young People’s Poet Laureate and as a Cuban-American, is the first Latina to receive that honor. She’s a trained agronomist and botanist as well as a poet and novelist of award-winning books including The Surrender Tree, Enchanted Air, Drum Dream Girl, and All the Way to Havana.