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Book Title: The Poet Slave of Cuba: A Biography of Juan Francisco Manzano|
The author of the book: Margarita Engle
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 8.63 MB
Edition: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Date of issue: April 4th 2006
ISBN 13: 9780805077063
Read full description of the books The Poet Slave of Cuba: A Biography of Juan Francisco Manzano:A lyrical biography of a Cuban slave who escaped to become a celebrated poet.
Born into the household of a wealthy slave owner in Cuba in 1797, Juan Francisco Manzano spent his early years by the side of a woman who made him call her Mama, even though he had a mama of his own. Denied an education, young Juan still showed an exceptional talent for poetry. His verses reflect the beauty of his world, but they also expose its hideous cruelty.
Powerful, haunting poems and breathtaking illustrations create a portrait of a life in which even the pain of slavery could not extinguish the capacity for hope.
The Poet Slave of Cuba is the winner of the 2008 Pura Belpre Medal for Narrative and a 2007 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
Read information about the authorMargarita Engle is a Cuban-American poet, novelist, and journalist whose work has been published in many countries. She lives with her husband in northern California.
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