The Surrender Tree

Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom

Margarita Engle

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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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* “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."—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.” —VOYA


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Margarita Engle

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 in northern California.

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Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom
Margarita Engle

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Amelia Bloomer Project/Feminist Task Force, American Library Association Best Books for Young Adults, American Library Association Notable Children's Books, Pura Belpre Author Award, Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, Bank Street Claudia Lewis Award, Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature, Winner, CCBC Choice (Univ. of WI), Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award Honor, Newbery Honor Book, NCSS-CBC Notable Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies, Booklist Editors' Choice, Kansas State Reading Circle, Michigan Great Lakes Great Books Award Master List

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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt and Co.
April 2008
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ISBN: 9781429917445
ISBN10: 142991744X
Young Adult Nonfiction
5.5 x 8 inches, 176 pages
Age Range: 12 and up
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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt and Co.
April 2008
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780805086744
ISBN10: 0805086749
Young Adult Nonfiction
5 1/2 x 8 inches, 176 pages
Age Range: 12 and up
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March 2010
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