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28 Results
Drum dream girl : how one girl's courage changed music —Engle, Margarita.
Book
2015
8 available of 10 items

Follows a girl in the 1920s as she strives to become a drummer, despite being continually reminded that only boys play the drums, and that there has never been a female drummer in Cuba. Includes note about Millo Castro Z...

Dancing hands : how Teresa Carreño played the piano for President Lincoln —Engle, Margarita, author.
Book
2019
0 available of 1 items

As a little girl, Teresa Carreño loved to let her hands dance across the beautiful keys of the piano. If she felt sad, music cheered her up, and when she was happy, the piano helped her share that joy. Soon she was writ...

Mountain dog —Engle, Margarita.
Book
2013
26 available of 29 items

When his mother is sent to jail in Los Angeles, eleven-year-old Tony goes to live with his forest ranger great-uncle in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, where Tony experiences unconditional love for the first time through hi...

Girls rule! 5-minute stories.
Book
2020
3 available of 6 items

Get your daily dose of girl power with this inspiring treasury bursting with ten stories about ten amazing girls that can each be read aloud in five minutes flat!

Totally middle school : tales of friends, family, and fitting in
Book
2018
0 available of 3 items

"Best-selling and award-winning authors take on the brave new world of middle school in this remarkable collection, brimming with humor and heart. Subjects range from peer pressure, homework, family issues, and cultural ...

Orangutanka : a story in poems —Engle, Margarita.
Book
2015
5 available of 5 items

All the orangutans are ready for a nap in the sleepy depths of the afternoon -- all except one. Written in a series of linked poems in the tanka style, an ancient Japanese form of poetry.

When you wander : a search-and-rescue dog story —Engle, Margarita.
Book
2013
1 available of 2 items

A dog that has just graduated from "sniffing school" advises readers what to do if they become lost in the woods, and assures them that his smart nose will lead him to where they are. Includes facts about dogs' noses.

A dog named Haku : a holiday story from Nepal —Engle, Margarita, author.
Book
2018
1 available of 2 items

During a Hindu festival in Kathmandu, Nepal, brothers Alu and Bhalu search for a dog they can honor with food and gratitude. Includes glossary of Nepali words and suggested activities.

Tiny rabbit's big wish —Engle, Margarita.
Book
2014
6 available of 6 items

A small rabbit wishes with all his might to grow big--as big as the forest itself--until he discovers the advantage of being small and smart.

The poet slave of Cuba : a biography of Juan Francisco Manzano —Engle, Margarita.
Book
2006
0 available of 1 items

Juan Francisco Manzano was born in 1797 into the household of wealthy slaveowners in Cuba. He spent his early years at the side of his owner's wife, entertaining her friends. His poetry was his outlet, reflecting the bea...

The lightning dreamer : Cuba's greatest abolitionist —Engle, Margarita.
Book
2013
6 available of 6 items

In free verse, evokes the voice of Gertrudis Gomez de Avellaneda, a book-loving writer, feminist, and abolitionist who courageously fought injustice in nineteenth-century Cuba. Includes historical notes, excerpts from he...

Enchanted air : two cultures, two wings : a memoir —Engle, Margarita.
Book
2015
2 available of 2 items

"In this ... memoir, Margarita Engle, the first Latina woman to receive a Newbery Honor, tells of growing up as a child of two cultures during the Cold War"--Amazon.com.

Drum dream girl how one girl's courage changed music
DVD
2016
7 available of 7 items

A young girl fulfills her dreams in this video treatment of the acclaimed Pura Belpre' Award winner. Girls cannot be drummers. No one questioned that rule; until one dream girl. When at last her dream-bright music was he...

All the way to Havana —Engle, Margarita, author.
Book
2017
11 available of 11 items

A boy helps his father keep their very old car running as they make a trip to Havana for his newborn cousin's zero-year birthday. Includes author's note about cars in Cuba.

Tropical secrets : Holocaust refugees in Cuba —Engle, Margarita.
Book
2009
1 available of 1 items

Escaping from Nazi Germany to Cuba in 1939, a young Jewish refugee dreams of finding his parents again, befriends a local girl with painful secrets of her own, and discovers that the Nazi darkness is never far away.

Miguel's brave knight young Cervantes and his dream of Don Quixote
DVD
2018
1 available of 1 items

The fictionalized first-person biography-in-verse of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra follows the early years of the child who grew up to pen Don Quixote.

The wild book —Engle, Margarita.
Book
2012
2 available of 2 items

In early twentieth-century Cuba, bandits terrorize the countryside as a young farm girl struggles with dyslexia. Based on the life of the author's grandmother.

Dancing hands how Teresa Carreno played the piano for President Lincoln
DVD
2019
1 available of 1 items

This empowering, lyrical story of a young girl who fled Venezuela and later became known as the Piano Girl shows the journey that led to her playing for Abraham Lincoln.

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