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