Margarita Engle

Margarita Engle is the Cuban-American author of many young adult verse novels about the island, including THE SURRENDER TREE, which received the first Newbery Honor ever awarded to a Latino author, and THE LIGHTNING DREAMER, recipient of the 2014 PEN USA Award. Her books have also received multiple Pura Belpré Awards and Honors, Américas Awards, Jane Addams Awards and Honors, International Reading Association Award, Claudia Lewis Poetry Award, and many others.

  • Drum Dream Girl

    By Margarita Engle

    Illustrated by Rafael López

    Read by Adriana Sananes

    How One Girl's Courage Changed Music

    A young girl fulfills her dreams in this video treatment of the acclaimed Pura Belpré Award winner.

    3.5 STARS "...(an) inspirational tale..." - Video Librarian, Starred Review

    Released May 24, 2016
    English, Unabridged

  • Drum Dream Girl

    By Margarita Engle

    Read by Adriana Sananes

    How One Girl's Courage Changed Music

    A young girl fulfills her dreams in this audio treatment of the acclaimed Pura Belpre Award winner.

    Pura Belpré Illustrator Award and Author Award - Awards

    Released May 24, 2016
    English, Unabridged

  • Miguel's Brave Knight

    By Margarita Engle

    Read by Thom Rivera

    Young Cervantes and His Dream of Don Quixote

    Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra imagines the adventures of a brave but clumsy knight.

    "Sounds of the horse whinnying and trotting bring his adventures to life, while classical guitar music and Rivera's accent heighten the Spanish ambiance. Listeners will feel like they are in sixteenth-century Spain." - Audiofile

    Released June 5, 2018
    English, Unabridged

  • Miguel's Brave Knight

    By Margarita Engle

    Illustrated by Raúl Colón

    Read by Thom Rivera

    Young Cervantes and His Dream of Don Quixote

    Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra imagines the adventures of a brave but clumsy knight.

    "...a solid argument for why Cervantes should be revered as an important figure in the Western canon." - School Library Journal, Starred Review

    Released June 5, 2018
    English, Unabridged

  • Dancing Hands

    By Margarita Engle

    Read by Almaire Guerra

    How Teresa Carreño Played the Piano for President Lincoln

    The story of Teresa Carreño, a child prodigy who played piano for Abraham Lincoln

    Available November 5, 2019
    English, Unabridged