Hispanic Heritage. Celia Cruz

Hispanic Heritage. Celia Cruz

CELIA CRUZ [1925-2003]stood out as the most influential female figure in Afro-Cuban music. Her flamboyant style, powerful projection and the warmth of her voice resonates. She was born in Havana, Cuba, the second oldest in a family of fourteen children and often sung...
Hispanic Heritage. George Meléndez Wright

Hispanic Heritage. George Meléndez Wright

This Hispanic Heritage month I am sharing artwork created to tell stories of incredible people who made a difference. This portrait of GEORGE MELENDEZ WRIGHT [1904-1936] is from the book Bravo! Poems About Amazing Hispanics written by Margarita Engle. At a time when...
Hispanic Heritage. Aída de Acosta

Hispanic Heritage. Aída de Acosta

Today marks the start of Hispanic Heritage Month in the U.S. held September 15 to October 15. There has never been a more important time to celebrate the rich cultures, history and contributions of American citizens whose family came from Mexico, Spain, the Caribbean...
ALL THE WONDERS Podcast: Bravo! Poems about Amazing Hispanics

ALL THE WONDERS Podcast: Bravo! Poems about Amazing Hispanics

It was serious fun to sit down and chat with Matthew Winner at ALL THE WONDERS about the art and craft of making books. In this podcast, author and poet Margarita Engle and I talk about capturing the spirit of a person through poem and portrait. We discuss creating a...