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The Lightning Dreamer: Cuba's Greatest Abolitionist - Ms. Margarita Engle
The Lightning Dreamer: Cuba's Greatest Abolitionist
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“I find it so easy to forget / that I’m just a girl who is expected / to live / without thoughts.” Opposing slavery in Cuba in the nineteenth century was dangerous. The most daring abolitionists were poets who veiled their work in metaphor. Of these, the boldest was Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda,... show more
“I find it so easy to forget / that I’m just a girl who is expected / to live / without thoughts.” Opposing slavery in Cuba in the nineteenth century was dangerous. The most daring abolitionists were poets who veiled their work in metaphor. Of these, the boldest was Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda, nicknamed Tula. In passionate, accessible verses of her own, Engle evokes the voice of this book-loving feminist and abolitionist who bravely resisted an arranged marriage at the age of fourteen, and was ultimately courageous enough to fight against injustice. Historical notes, excerpts, and source notes round out this exceptional tribute.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780547807430 (0547807430)
ASIN: 0547807430
Publisher: Harcourt Children's Books
Pages no: 192
Edition language: English
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A beautifully written historical novel in verse about real-life Cuban abolitionist Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda, nicknamed Tula. Wonderfully insightful about Tula's times and culture.
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