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

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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…