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, available now from Lee and Low Books


Martí's Song for Freedom

Written in verse, with excerpts from Martí’s seminal Versos sencillos, this book is a beautiful tribute to a brilliant political writer and courageous fighter of freedom for all men and women.

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Washington Latin School Visit

I’m beaming looking at this photo. This is me with Ms. Breitman, my seventh-grade English teacher. Ms. Breitman is someone who has seen me through many a lunch hour, one memorable detention, and lots of adolescent tears. In college and adulthood, I’ve come back to her for advice on everything from political engagement to moving…