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Margarita Engle on family stories passed down for generations

Margarita describes how easy it is to go a long way back in history through family stories.

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Margarita Engle

Biography, Poetry, Novel in Verse

Margarita Engle

Margarita Engle is an award-winning author and poet whose novels written in free verse have brought to life fascinating and often forgotten characters from history, such as Juan Francisco Marzano, Rosa la Bayamesa, and Maria Merian. In this interview Margarita discusses her childhood memories of Cuba and the ways in which her quest for her own heritage led to the discovery of these unforgettable heroes and heroines.