Dreams from Many Rivers: A Hispanic History of the United States Told in Poems (Hardcover)

Dreams from Many Rivers: A Hispanic History of the United States Told in Poems By Margarita Engle, Beatriz Gutierrez Hernandez (Illustrator) Cover Image
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From award-winning poet Margarita Engle comes Dreams from Many Rivers, an middle grade verse history of Latinos in the United States, told through many voices, and featuring illustrations by Beatriz Gutierrez Hernandez.

From Juana Briones and Juan Ponce de León, to eighteenth century slaves and modern-day sixth graders, the many and varied people depicted in this moving narrative speak to the experiences and contributions of Latinos throughout the history of the United States, from the earliest known stories up to present day. It's a portrait of a great, enormously varied, and enduring heritage. A compelling treatment of an important topic.

About the Author

Margarita Engle is the Cuban-American author of many verse novels, memoirs, and picture books, including The Surrender Tree, All the Way to Havana, Bravo!, Drum Dream Girl, and Dancing Hands. Awards include a Newbery Honor, Pura Belpré Medals, Golden Kite Award, Walter Honor, Jane Addams Award, PEN U.S.A., and NSK Neustadt Prize, among others. Margarita served as the national 2017-2019 Young People’s Poet Laureate. Recent young adult verse novels include Wings in the Wild and Wild Dreamers. Recent picture books include Water Day and The Sculptors of Light.

Margarita was born in Los Angeles, but developed a deep attachment to her mother’s homeland during childhood summers with relatives on the island. She studied agronomy and botany along with creative writing, and now lives in central California.

Facebook: Margarita Engle
Twitter: @margaritapoet
Instagram: @engle.margarita

Beatriz Gutierrez Hernandez is an illustrator and animator born and raised in Guadalajara, Mexico and based in Brooklyn. She graduated from Pratt Institute with a BFA in Communications Design, with a focus in illustration.

Praise For…

"Ambitiously covering more than 500 years of history, Engle brings an imaginative and personal voice to an impressive variety of perspectives . . . the poems tell of resistance to colonialism, of the courage and anguish of indigenous lives that were changed forever by the arrival of the Spanish, of the incessant greed, and of resilience." —Booklist on Dreams from Many Rivers

"lifting unsung stories and centering Latinx perspectives . . . Engle makes a case for the necessity of bearing witness to both suffering and survival" —Publishers Weekly on Dreams from Many Rivers

"Engle addresses gaps in U.S. history for Latinxs, particularly topics that some may prefer omitted from cultural memory and the school curriculum." —School Library Journal on Dreams from Many Rivers

Product Details
ISBN: 9781627795319
ISBN-10: 1627795316
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Publication Date: October 8th, 2019
Pages: 208
Language: English