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Children's Literature on Display

Children's Literature on Display

Children's Literature on Display

Children’s Literature on Display


Just in time for Children’s Book Week, May 11-17, titles from the 2009 Notable Children’s Books list from the Association for Library Service to Children are displayed in the lobby of the Rivera Library.  Many award winning books are featured. 


Of special interest to UCR is “The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba’s Struggle for Freedom” by Margarita Engle, a novel in verse about Cuba’s struggle for independence from Spain.  Engle was a graduate student at UCR when she took a writing seminar with Tomás Rivera, former UCR Chancellor.  She credits her writing career to his encouragement.*  Engle became the first Hispanic author to receive a prestigious Newbery Honor when “The Surrender Tree” was awarded this distinction in January.   “The Surrender Tree” also won the 2009 Purá Belpre award for best portrayal of the Latino experience.


The Library’s collection of children’s and young adult literature is in the Education Services Department on the 2nd floor of the Rivera Library.  We invite campus parents to take advantage of this collection to bring home books for their children.


*Interview with Margarita Engle, School Library Journal, 3/4/09

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