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

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Awards

2009 Pura Belpré Author Award

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

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.

Synopsis:

The Surrender Tree is a Newbery Honor winning, lyrical history in poems, and this edition has the Spanish and English text available in one book.

Synopsis:

Newbery Honor-winner Margarita Engle tells her most personal story to date, a glowing portrait in verse of her Cuban grandmother as a young girl struggling with dyslexia.

Synopsis:

Fefa struggles with words. She has word blindness, or dyslexia, and the doctor says she will never read or write. Every time she tries, the letters jumble and spill off the page, leaping and hopping away like bullfrogs. How will she ever understand them? But her mother has an idea. She gives Fefa a blank book filled with clean white pages. "Think of it as a garden," she says. Soon Fefa starts to sprinkle words across the pages of her wild book. She lets her words sprout like seedlings, shaky at first, then growing stronger and surer with each new day. And when her family is threatened, it is what Fefa has learned from her wild book that saves them.

Synopsis:

Who could have guessed that after all these years,

the boy I called Lieutenant Death

when we were both children

would still be out here, in the forest,

chasing me, now,

hunting me, haunting me . . .

 
It is 1896. Cuba has fought three wars for independence and still is not free. People have been rounded up in concentration camps with too little food and too much illness. Rosa is a nurse, but with a price on her head for helping the rebels, she dares not go to the camps. Instead, 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?

About the Author

MARGARITA ENGLE is a Cuban American poet, novelist, and journalist whose work has been published in many countries. She lives with her husband in northern California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780805086744
Author:
Engle, Margarita
Publisher:
Henry Holt & Company
Subject:
History
Subject:
Children's poetry, American
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Situations / Prejudice & Racism
Subject:
American poetry
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Poetry
Subject:
General
Subject:
Historical - Other
Subject:
Children's poetry
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical
Subject:
People
Subject:
Places/Caribbean
Subject:
Latin america
Subject:
Social Issues/Prejudice
Subject:
Racism
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Historical
Subject:
People & Places - Caribbean & Latin America
Subject:
Social Issues - Prejudice & Racism
Subject:
History - Central & South America
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Young Adult Nonfiction
Publication Date:
20080431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 7 up to 12
Language:
English
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
8 x 5.5 in 0.55 lb
Age Level:
10-17

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Product details 176 pages Henry Holt & Company - English 9780805086744 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
The Surrender Tree is a Newbery Honor winning, lyrical history in poems, and this edition has the Spanish and English text available in one book.
"Synopsis" by ,
Newbery Honor-winner Margarita Engle tells her most personal story to date, a glowing portrait in verse of her Cuban grandmother as a young girl struggling with dyslexia.
"Synopsis" by , Fefa struggles with words. She has word blindness, or dyslexia, and the doctor says she will never read or write. Every time she tries, the letters jumble and spill off the page, leaping and hopping away like bullfrogs. How will she ever understand them? But her mother has an idea. She gives Fefa a blank book filled with clean white pages. "Think of it as a garden," she says. Soon Fefa starts to sprinkle words across the pages of her wild book. She lets her words sprout like seedlings, shaky at first, then growing stronger and surer with each new day. And when her family is threatened, it is what Fefa has learned from her wild book that saves them.
"Synopsis" by ,
Who could have guessed that after all these years,

the boy I called Lieutenant Death

when we were both children

would still be out here, in the forest,

chasing me, now,

hunting me, haunting me . . .

 
It is 1896. Cuba has fought three wars for independence and still is not free. People have been rounded up in concentration camps with too little food and too much illness. Rosa is a nurse, but with a price on her head for helping the rebels, she dares not go to the camps. Instead, 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?

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