Isla de leones (Lion Island): El guerrero cubano de las palabras (Cuba's Warrior of Words)

Book Verdict
Print

Isla de leones (Lion Island): El guerrero cubano de las palabras (Cuba's Warrior of Words)

by Margarita Engle

First Release:

May 2019

ISBN: 9781534446472

Asia, Africa, Europe --Antonio Chuffat 's ancestors clashed and blended on the beautiful island of Cuba. The country is fighting for freedom from Spain. Enslaved Africans and near-enslaved Chinese indentured servants are forced to work long, backbreaking hours in the fields. So Antonio feels lucky to have found a good job as a messenger, where his richly blended cultural background is an asset. Through his work he meets Wing, a young Chinese fruit seller who barely escaped the anti-Asian riots in San Francisco, and his sister Fan, a talented singer. With injustice all around them, the three friends are determined to prove that violence is not the only way to gain liberty.

Note on historical context. Biographical note on Antonio Chuffat. References. Recommended reading.

 
  • ISBN: 9781534446472
    Format: Print Book
    Edition: Hardcover edition
    Publisher: Atheneum
    Page Count: 192
    Trim Size: 7 1/2" x 5"
    Genre: Nonfic
    Language: Spanish
  • Book reviews from Junior Library Guild, School Library Journal, and The Horn Book Magazine are available to JLG Members only.

    Already a member? Click here to login.

Category Price

$138.00/year

12 books / $11.50 a book

Add SPM to Cart Add SPM to Wishlist

Print Book Price

List Price $7.99
JLG Member Price $0.00