Emma Otheguy, Author

¡Bienvenidos! I am a children’s author and historian, writing both fiction and non-fiction. Look for my debut picture book, Martí’s Song for Freedom, from Lee and Low Books in Spring 2017.


Martí's Song for Freedom

Available Soon!

A bilingual biography of Cuban poet and national hero José Martí, written in verse with excerpts from Martí's seminal Versos sencillos.

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The Blog

A Visit to Lee & Low

When I graduated from college, a friend gave me a copy of Charlotte Zolotow’s SOMETHING IS GOING TO HAPPEN. It was a meaningful gift, because I had been studying children’s literature, and I love Zolotow. Her books always remind me of my childhood home, and the school librarian who set aside her books for me…