"I know his face, and I can tell that he recognizes me. / We were children, we were enemies. . . . / now he is my patient, / but why should I cure him, / wasting precious medicines / on a spy who must have been sent / to kill me?" During Cuba's fight for independence from Spain, Rosa and her husband, JosÃ©, hide in caves and use natural remedies to heal anyone in need-even "Lieutenant Death." Winner of the 2009 Jane Adams Award and the 2009 Pura BelprÃ© Award. A 2009 Newbery Honor Book.
The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba 's Struggle for FreedomBook Verdict
ISBN: 9780805086744 Format: Print Book Edition: - Publisher: Henry Holt Page Count: 176 Trim Size: 5 1/2" x 8" Dewey Classification: 811/.54 Accelerated Reader: Level: 6.4, Points: 2 Scholastic Reading Counts: Level: 5.2, Points: 6 Lexile: Level: NP Awards & Honors: 2009 Newbery, Honor Book; 2009 Pura BelprÃ© Winner, Author; 2009 ALA Best Books for Young Adults; NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People 2009, World History and Culture; 2008 Booklist Editors ' Choice: Books for Youth; 2008 VOYA's Poetry Picks Genre: Historical fiction.