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Newbery Honor Book
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Holt Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780805086744176 Pages, Ages 12-18
Barnes & Noble
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.
Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, Américas Award - Winner, Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature, Winner, Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award Honor Book, NCSS-CBC NotableTrade-Soc.Stdy, ALA Notable Children's Books, Bank Street Claudia Lewis Award, Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award Honor, American Library Association Notable Children's Books, NCSS-CBC Notable Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies, CCBC Choice (Univ. of WI), Kansas State Reading Circle, Michigan Great Lakes Great Books Award Master List, American Library Association Best Books for Young Adults, Booklist Editors' Choice, Amelia Bloomer Project/Feminist Task Force, ALA Best Books for Young Adults, NCSS-CBC: Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, Newbery Honor Book, Pura Belpre Author Award