The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom by Margarita Engle

The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom

byMargarita Engle

Paperback | March 16, 2010

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It is 1896. Cuba has fought three wars for independence and still is not free. People have been rounded up in reconcentration camps with too little food and too much illness. Rosa is a nurse, but she dares not go to the camps. So she turns hidden caves into hospitals for those who know how to find her.

Black, white, Cuban, Spanish-Rosa does her best for everyone. Yet who can heal a country so torn apart by war? Acclaimed poet Margarita Engle has created another breathtaking portrait of Cuba.

The Surrender Tree is a 2009 Newbery Honor Book, the winner of the 2009 Pura Belpre Medal for Narrative and the 2009 Bank Street - Claudia Lewis Award, and a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

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Margarita Engle is a Cuban American poet, novelist, and journalist whose work has been published in many countries. She is the author of young adult nonfiction books and novels in verse including The Poet Slave of Cuba, Hurricane Dancers, The Firefly Letters, and Tropical Secrets. The Surrender Tree was a Newbery Honor Book. She lives ...
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Title:The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba's Struggle for FreedomFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8.29 × 5.49 × 1.02 inPublished:March 16, 2010Publisher:Square FishLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0312608713

ISBN - 13:9780312608712

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"Engle writes her new book in clear, short lines of stirring free verse. Caught by the compelling narrative voices, many readers will want to find out more." -Booklist, Starred Review"A powerful narrative in free verse . . . haunting." -The Horn Book"Hauntingly beautiful, revealing pieces of Cuba's troubled past through the poetry of hidden moments." -School Library Journal"Young readers will come away inspired by these portraits of courageous ordinary people." -Kirkus Reviews"The poems are short but incredibly evocative." -Voice of Youth Advocates