Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings: A Memoir

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Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings: A Memoir

by Margarita Engle

Illustrations by Edel Rodriguez

First Release:

November 2015

ISBN: 9781481435222

2016 Pura Belpré Award Winner, Author
In poems, Margarita Engle depicts her school years in California, summers in her mother’s native Cuba, and how the 1961 demise of U.S.-Cuban relations affected her family. Cold War time line. Author’s note.

  • ISBN: 9781481435222
    Format: Print Book
    Edition: Hardcover edition
    Publisher: Atheneum
    Page Count: 208
    Trim Size: 5 1/2" x 8 1/4"
    Accelerated Reader: Level: 6.1, Points: 2
    Scholastic Reading Counts: Level: 10.6, Points: 6
    Lexile: Level: 1120L
    Awards & Honors: 2016 Pura Belpré Award Winner, Author
    Capitol Choices 2016
    SLJ’s Top Latino-themed Books 2015
    Kirkus Reviews Best Children’s Books of 2015, Middle-Grade
    2016 YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Honor Book
    ALA Notable Books for Children 2016, Older Readers
    2016 Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 9–12
    2016 CCBC Choices–Biography and Autobiography
    2016 The Walter Award Honor Book
    2015 Cybils Awards Nomination, Poetry
    2016 Golden Kite Award Winner, Nonfiction
    2016 Hopkins Poetry Award Winner
    NCTE Notable Poetry List 2016, Verse Novels
    Children’s Literature Assembly, 2016 Notable Children’s Books in the English Language Arts
    Children’s Book Committee Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Books of 2016, Biography and Memoir
    2016 Américas Award Commended Title
    William Allen White Children’s Book Awards 2017 -2018 Master List, Grades 6–8
    Genre: Nonfic
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