Meet the Authors
ALA Unit/Subunit: ALA,UNO
Meeting Type: Meet the Authors
Cost: Included with full conference and exhibits only registration.
Miguel's Brave Knight
This fictionalized first-person biography in verse of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra follows the early years of the child who grows up to pen Don Quixote, the first modern novel. The son of a gambling, vagabond barber-surgeon, Miguel looks to his own imagination for an escape from his family’s troubles. At a time when access to books is limited and imaginative books are considered evil, Miguel is inspired by storytellers and wandering actors. He longs to tell stories of his own. Award-winning author Margarita Engle’s distinctive picture book is told in a series of free verse poems, enhanced by stunning illustrations.