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The Poet Slave of Cuba
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Margarita Engle is a Cuban American poet, novelist, and journalist whose work has been published in many countries. She is the author of young adult nonfiction books and novels in verse including The Surrender Tree, a Newbery Honor Book, Hurricane Dancers, The Firefly Letters, and Tropical Secrets. She lives in northern California. Sean Qualls is the illustrator of The Baby on the Way and Powerful Words. He lives with his wife and their son in Brooklyn, New York.

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"An absolutely lovely book . . . that should be read by young and old, black and white, Anglo and Latino." --School Library Journal, Starred Review "Readers will hear the stories--and never forget them." --Booklist, Starred Review "A work of literary imagination. Engle's skillful portrait will spark readers' interest in Manzano's own poetry." --The Horn Book, Starred Review "The moving poetry and finely crafted story will draw readers in and leave them in tears and in awe." --The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, Starred Review "A rare and stunning account . . . a tour-de-force." --Juan Felipe Herrera, winner of the Pura Belpr� Honor for Laughing out Loud, I Fly: Poems in English and Spanish "I not only learned about an exceptional life--I felt it. Soul-stirring and direct." --Nancy Osa, winner of the Pura Belpr� Honor for Cuba 15 "Only a poet with Engle's delicate sensitivity could have presented the complexity of Manzano's life and the depth of his soul in such a brief, accessible, and enthralling book." --Alma Flor Ada, winner of the Pura Belpr� Medal for Under the Royal Palms "Every once in a while a book comes along that is so heart-achingly beautiful, so pure, you want to tear down the doors and make the world take notice. This is one of those rare works." --Cindy Wathen, co-author of Remembering Cesar: The Legacy of C�sar Ch�vez "This beautiful, unique biography reads and sounds like a symphony. Lyrical, informative, and inspiring." --Teresa Dovalpage, author of A Girl Like Che Guevara "Through this impassioned story we plunge into the inhuman depths of slavery and surge up with the Poet Slave to triumphant freedom." --Anil� Bernardo, author of Jumping Off to Freedom An absolutely lovely book . . . that should be read by young and old, black and white, Anglo and Latino. School Library Journal, Starred Review Readers will hear the stories and never forget them. Booklist, Starred Review A work of literary imagination. Engle's skillful portrait will spark readers' interest in Manzano's own poetry. The Horn Book, Starred Review The moving poetry and finely crafted story will draw readers in and leave them in tears and in awe. The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, Starred Review A rare and stunning account . . . a tour-de-force. Juan Felipe Herrera, winner of the Pura Belpre Honor for Laughing out Loud, I Fly: Poems in English and Spanish I not only learned about an exceptional life--I felt it. Soul-stirring and direct. Nancy Osa, winner of the Pura Belpre Honor for Cuba 15 Only a poet with Engle's delicate sensitivity could have presented the complexity of Manzano's life and the depth of his soul in such a brief, accessible, and enthralling book. Alma Flor Ada, winner of the Pura Belpre Medal for Under the Royal Palms Every once in a while a book comes along that is so heart-achingly beautiful, so pure, you want to tear down the doors and make the world take notice. This is one of those rare works. Cindy Wathen, co-author of Remembering Cesar: The Legacy of Cesar Chavez This beautiful, unique biography reads and sounds like a symphony. Lyrical, informative, and inspiring. Teresa Dovalpage, author of A Girl Like Che Guevara Through this impassioned story we plunge into the inhuman depths of slavery and surge up with the Poet Slave to triumphant freedom. Anilu Bernardo, author of Jumping Off to Freedom " An absolutely lovely book . . . that should be read by young and old, black and white, Anglo and Latino. "School Library Journal, Starred Review" Readers will hear the stories and never forget them. "Booklist, Starred Review" A work of literary imagination. Engle's skillful portrait will spark readers' interest in Manzano's own poetry. "The Horn Book, Starred Review" The moving poetry and finely crafted story will draw readers in and leave them in tears and in awe. "The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, Starred Review" A rare and stunning account . . . a tour-de-force. "Juan Felipe Herrera, winner of the Pura Belpre Honor for Laughing out Loud, I Fly: Poems in English and Spanish" I not only learned about an exceptional life--I felt it. Soul-stirring and direct. "Nancy Osa, winner of the Pura Belpre Honor for Cuba 15" Only a poet with Engle's delicate sensitivity could have presented the complexity of Manzano's life and the depth of his soul in such a brief, accessible, and enthralling book. "Alma Flor Ada, winner of the Pura Belpre Medal for Under the Royal Palms" Every once in a while a book comes along that is so heart-achingly beautiful, so pure, you want to tear down the doors and make the world take notice. This is one of those rare works. "Cindy Wathen, co-author of Remembering Cesar: The Legacy of Cesar Chavez" This beautiful, unique biography reads and sounds like a symphony. Lyrical, informative, and inspiring. "Teresa Dovalpage, author of A Girl Like Che Guevara" Through this impassioned story we plunge into the inhuman depths of slavery and surge up with the Poet Slave to triumphant freedom. "Anilu Bernardo, author of Jumping Off to Freedom"" "An absolutely lovely book . . . that should be read by young and old, black and white, Anglo and Latino."--"School Library Journal," Starred Review "Readers will hear the stories--and never forget them."--"Booklist," Starred Review "A work of literary imagination. Engle's skillful portrait will spark readers' interest in Manzano's own poetry."--"The Horn Book," Starred Review "The moving poetry and finely crafted story will draw readers in and leave them in tears and in awe."--"The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books," Starred Review "A rare and stunning account . . . a tour-de-force."--Juan Felipe Herrera, winner of the Pura Belpre Honor for "Laughing out Loud, I Fly: Poems in English and Spanish" "I not only learned about an exceptional life--I felt it. Soul-stirring and direct."--Nancy Osa, winner of the Pura Belpre Honor for "Cuba 15" "Only a poet with Engle's delicate sensitivity could have presented the complexity of Manzano's life and the depth of his soul in such a brief, accessible, and enthralling book."--Alma Flor Ada, winner of the Pura Belpre Medal for "Under the Royal Palms" "Every once in a while a book comes along that is so heart-achingly beautiful, so pure, you want to tear down the doors and make the world take notice. This is one of those rare works."--Cindy Wathen, co-author of "Remembering Cesar: The Legacy of Cesar Chavez" "This beautiful, unique biography reads and sounds like a symphony. Lyrical, informative, and inspiring."--Teresa Dovalpage, author of "A Girl Like Che Guevara" "Through this impassioned story we plunge into the inhuman depths of slavery and surge up with the Poet Slave to triumphant freedom."--Anilu Bernardo, author of "Jumping Off to Freedom" Winner of the Pura Belpre Medal An ALA Best Book for Young Adults and Notable Children's Books Winner of the Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature An IRA Children's Book Award Winner and an IRA Teachers' Choice An NCTE Notable Children's Books in the Language Arts A Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year A New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age Selection A CCBC Choice Arizona Grand Canyon Young Readers Master List A BCCB Blue Ribbon Book A "Booklist" Editors' Choice A "Booklist" Top Ten Black History Book

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