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Newbery Honor Book
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Holt Books for Young Readers
On Sale: 04/01/2008
ISBN: 9781429917445176 Pages, Ages 12-18
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.
Booklist Editors' Choice, Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award Honor Book, Kansas State Reading Circle, Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, ALA Best Books for Young Adults, American Library Association Best Books for Young Adults, Pura Belpre Author Award, Michigan Great Lakes Great Books Award Master List, Américas Award - Winner, Bank Street Claudia Lewis Award, Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award Honor, Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature, Winner, Newbery Honor Book, NCSS-CBC: Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, CCBC Choice (Univ. of WI), NCSS-CBC NotableTrade-Soc.Stdy, ALA Notable Children's Books, NCSS-CBC Notable Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies, American Library Association Notable Children's Books, Amelia Bloomer Project/Feminist Task Force
Praise for The Surrender Tree
“* 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-