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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Latinx in KidLit Guest Post

Today my guest post, Under the Sky and Over the Sea: A Cuban-American’s Reflections on Childhood Reading was published on the Latinx in Kid Lit website. In this post, I discuss some memories of childhood reading, José Martí, Maurice Sendak, and Rubén Darío. I hope you’ll read the whole thing.