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Margarita Engle, 2012 Pura Belpre Award Honor Winner

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Margarita Engle reacts to learning that her book "Hurricane Dancers: The First Caribbean Pirate Shipwreck" published by Henry Holt and Company, LLC, was named an honor recipient of the 2012 Pura Belpré Award. The Pura Belpré Award is administered by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association, and the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-Speaking, REFORMA. Learn more about the Pura Belpré Award and other ALA Youth Media Awards at http://www.ilovelibraries.org/yma About the book: Engle's beautifully written poetic narrative cuts to the heart of an untold story in Latin American history and describes the enslavement of the native peoples of the Caribbean by the Spanish along with the mixing of Spanish and native blood that now forms the vast majority of Latin America. Told from several points of view, the story captures the rhythm and sounds from a time long ago and encourages readers to explore Latino culture on their own.