The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba 's Struggle for Freedom

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The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba 's Struggle for Freedom

by Margarita Engle

First Release:

July 2008

ISBN: 9780805086744

"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, José, 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 Belpré Award. A 2009 Newbery Honor Book.

  • 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 Belpré 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.
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