The Firefly Letters: A Suffragette 's Journey to Cuba

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The Firefly Letters: A Suffragette 's Journey to Cuba

by Margarita Engle

First Release:

May 2010

ISBN: 9780805090826

Fredrika is a Swedish feminist visiting Cuba. Cecilia is a slave working as Fredrika's translator. Elena is the twelve-year-old daughter of Cecilia's owner, already forced to think about marriage. As Fredrika, Cecilia, and Elena's lives converge, they discover a common goal: freedom and equality for everyone. Historical note. Author's note. References.

  • ISBN: 9780805090826
    Format: Print Book
    Edition: -
    Publisher: Henry Holt
    Page Count: 160
    Trim Size: 5 1/2" x 8"
    Dewey Classification: 813/.54
    Accelerated Reader: Level: 6.2, Points: 1
    Lexile: Level: NC1230L
    Awards & Honors: 2011 ALA Notable Children’s Books, Older Readers; 2011 Amelia Bloomer List, Fiction, Middle Readers; IRA Notable Books for a Global Society 2011; Children's Book Committee Bank Street College of Education Children's Choices - Best Books of 2011, Historical Fiction, ages 12-14
    Genre: Historical fiction.
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