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Margarita Engle is the Newbery Honored author of The Surrender Tree and several other award-winning novels in verse. She has also written picture books and a middle grade novel. Explore her work at

VOICES FROM A TROPICAL RAIN FOREST by Newbery Honored Cuban-American author Margarita Engle

As a child growing up in Los Angeles, I played with seeds and bugs instead of dolls. My sister and I formed a two-person club for the protection of animals.  Our room was crowded with caterpillars, tadpoles, and other small … Continue reading

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