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.

    Winner of the 2017 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Children's Video; Pura Belpré Illustrator Award and Author Award; Official Selection for the San Diego Latino Film Festival 2017 - Awards

    Released Tue May 24 00:00:00 UTC 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.

    "A beautiful account of a young girl's bravery and her important contribution toward gender equality in the creative arts." - Kirkus, starred review

    Released Tue May 24 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged