Enchanted Air

In this poetic memoir, which won the Pura Belpré Author Award, was a YALSA Nonfiction Finalist, and was named a Walter Dean Myers Award Honoree, acclaimed author Margarita Engle tells of growing up as a child of two cultures during the ...

Enchanted Air

Enchanted Air

In this poetic memoir, which won the Pura Belpré Author Award, was a YALSA Nonfiction Finalist, and was named a Walter Dean Myers Award Honoree, acclaimed author Margarita Engle tells of growing up as a child of two cultures during the Cold War. Margarita is a girl from two worlds. Her heart lies in Cuba, her mother’s tropical island country, a place so lush with vibrant life that it seems like a fairy tale kingdom. But most of the time she lives in Los Angeles, lonely in the noisy city and dreaming of the summers when she can take a plane through the enchanted air to her beloved island. Words and images are her constant companions, friendly and comforting when the children at school are not. Then a revolution breaks out in Cuba. Margarita fears for her far-away family. When the hostility between Cuba and the United States erupts at the Bay of Pigs Invasion, Margarita’s worlds collide in the worst way possible. How can the two countries she loves hate each other so much? And will she ever get to visit her beautiful island again?

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Enchanted Air
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Margarita Engle
Categories: Young Adult Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-08-04 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

In this poetic memoir, which won the Pura Belpré Author Award, was a YALSA Nonfiction Finalist, and was named a Walter Dean Myers Award Honoree, acclaimed author Margarita Engle tells of growing up as a child of two cultures during the Cold War. Margarita is a girl from two worlds.
Enchanted Air
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Margarita Engle
Categories: Cuban Americans
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-08 - Publisher:

In this poetic memoir, Margarita Engle, the first Latina woman to receive a Newbery Honor, tells of growing up as a child of two cultures during the Cold War. Margarita is a girl from two worlds. Her heart lies in Cuba, her mother's tropical island country, a place so lush
Novels in Verse for Teens: A Guidebook with Activities for Teachers and Librarians
Language: en
Pages: 128
Authors: Lisa Krok
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-02-24 - Publisher: ABC-CLIO

This valuable guide advises teachers and librarians how to use novels in verse in functional, hands-on ways with teens, including reluctant readers. Novels in verse are popular and have recently won some important awards. They are of great value to teachers and librarians as a way of reaching all teens,
Soaring Earth
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Margarita Engle
Categories: Young Adult Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-06-16 - Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers

In this powerful companion to her award-winning memoir Enchanted Air, Newbery Honor–winning author Margarita Engle recounts her teenage years during the turbulent 1960s. Margarita Engle’s childhood straddled two worlds: the lush, welcoming island of Cuba and the lonely, dream-soaked reality of Los Angeles. But the revolution has transformed Cuba into
With a Star in My Hand
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Margarita Engle
Categories: Juvenile Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-03-23 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

A novel in verse about the life and work of Rubén Darío, a Nicaraguan poet who started life as an abandoned child and grew to become the father of a new literary movement. Includes historical notes.

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