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Margarita Engle

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The Lightning Dreamer: Cuba's Greatest Abolitionist (2013)
language
English
3.91 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: This book is about a girl in Cuba in the early 1800s rebelling against her mother and societal standards. She finds the power of story telling and uses it to encourage others (slaves and orphans) to challenge the bonds that hold them in place. This would be a great story to use...
Hurricane Dancers: The First Caribbean Pirate Shipwreck (2011)
language
English
3.55 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: Set in the 15th century on the island of Hispanolia, Hurricane Dancers tells the story of the events leading up to, including and following a hurricane-induced shipwrecked pirate ship through the eyes of a slave, the captain of the ship, a prisoner, and several native peoples liv...
Mountain Dog (2013)
language
English
3.92 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: Tony’s new world bears no semblance to his previous one. But slowly, against a remote and remarkable backdrop, the scars from Tony’s troubled past begin to heal. With his Tió and a searchMountain Dog-and-rescue dog named Gabe by his side, he learns how to track wild animals, is w...
Silver People: Voices from the Panama Canal (2014)
language
English
4.14 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: This is an amazing book told in poems. The poems are from the perspective of the powerful white rulers to the poorest worker on the panama canal. they are from the forest girl and the beautiful butterfly and the angry howler monkeys. They tell of a time long past of broken dreams...
The Wild Book (2012)
language
English
3.65 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: Fefa has word blindness, or what we call dyslexia. Every time she tries to read or write everything gets jumbled. Her mother gives her a book filled with clean white pages and tells her to fill the book with all her wild thoughts. "Think of it as a Garden" little by little Fefa f...
The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom (2008)
language
English
3.95 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: Engle, Margarita. (2008). The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom. Squarefish: New York.Newberry 2009The poems may be short but they are very moving. Set in 1896, the poems take you through the struggles of Cubans during this time. The main focus is on a nurse na...
The Firefly Letters: A Suffragette's Journey to Cuba (2010)
language
English
3.9 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: Margarita's Engle's "The Firefly Letters" tells the story of suffragette writer Frederika, who travels to Cuba from Austria in 1851 and stays with the wealthy family of a girl named Elena. While in Cuba, Cecilia, one of the family's black slaves, is assigned to be Frederika's tr...
Lightning Dreamer (2013)
language
English
3.91 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: 1. Name all of the characters in the book and what their relationships are to each other. 2. Explain why Tula is writing poems and what her beliefs are in Cuba in the 1800’s. 3. Apply your knowledge of Tula’s beliefs and write about why she could not express them as she wanted to...
Tropical Secrets: Holocaust Refugees in Cuba (2009)
language
English
3.61 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: A beautiful story told in verse and in the voice of Daniel, who escapes from Nazi Germany because of his parents' sacrifice. He ends up in Cuba because no other countries will allow the Jewish refugees aboard the ship to enter their ports. Then we meet Paloma, whose father is ch...
Wild Book (2012)
language
English
3.65 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: This story is told in the first person narrative from the protagonist's point of view. Fefa is ten years old and living in Cuba when the story begins. Cuba has just won its independence from Spain following the War for Independence. Fefa struggles with "word blindness," or dys...
Summer Birds: The Butterflies of Maria Merian (2010)
language
English
3.83 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: Hmmm…I am not quite sure what my reaction to this book is. I have always been fascinated with history, so that aspect of the book was interesting to me but overall, I just did not get into it the story. I didn’t really dislike the book either but I do think it is a bit odd that a...
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