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Marti’s Song For Freedom
Emma Otheguy (@EmmaOtheguy), author of Marti’s Song For Freedom/Marti y Sus Versos Por la Libertad, stops by the podcast to talk about political parallels, the message a book can carry, and encouraging kids to raise their own voices.
Emma Otheguy‘s home page
Martí’s Song for Freedom downloadable press kit and activity guide
Sneak preview of Martí’s Song for Freedom on Lee & Low’s home page
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Emma, I was fortunate to have attended your wonderful workshop with Andrea J. Loney at NJSCBWI. You both did SUCH a great job and imparted really invaluable information.
I agree about the melding of entertainment and education in children’s literature, and certainly anything that conveys empathy, kindness and generosity such as the story of the slippers and the girls on the beach. I’m especially grateful to now know of Jose Marti. From what you’ve both
And I LOVE Bank Street! I didn’t know they were also an Elementary School though 🙂
I want you to know that what you said in closing, Emma, to Matthew’s students, and especially the children of immigrants is that they are what make the mountains majestic—I cried. I’m especially grateful to now know of Jose Marti. From what you’ve both cited, his poetry sounds like the kind I would love—beautiful language and symbolism without being cryptic! Thank you both for a beautiful podcast <3