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!

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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The Blog

Anansesem Guest Post

  In honor of the anniversary of José Martí’s death at Dos Ríos and Cuban Independence, I wrote an article for my friends at Anansesem, a website focused on Caribbean children’s literature. Here’s a short excerpt: I knew from La edad de oro that the toughest themes can also be laced with magic and music….