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Enchanted air two cultures, two wings : a memoir

Engle, Margarita (author.).

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Homer Public Library YA 811.54 ENG 000137865 Teen Corner -- Nonfiction Place on copy / volume Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781481435222
  • ISBN: 1481435221
  • Physical Description: 192 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, [2015]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"A Cold War memoir."
Formatted Contents Note:
Love at first sight -- Magical travels -- Winged summer -- Strange sky -- Two wings -- Cold War time line.
Summary, etc.:
In this poetic memoir Engle, the first Latina woman to receive a Newbery Honor, tells of growing up as a child of two cultures during the Cold War. Her heart was in Cuba, her mother's tropical island country, a place so lush with vibrant life that it seems like a fairy tale kingdom. But most of the time she lived in Los Angeles, lonely in the noisy city and dreaming of the summers when she can take a plane through the enchanted air to her beloved island. When the hostility between Cuba and the United States erupted at the Bay of Pigs Invasion, Engle's worlds collided in the worst way possible. Would she ever get to visit her beautiful island again?
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader 6.1.
Reading Counts! 10.0.
Language Note:
Text in English.
Awards Note:
Pura Belpre Author Award, 2016
Subject: Engle, Margarita
Engle, Margarita
Cuban Americans Biography
Women authors, American 20th century Biography
Cuban Americans Biography
Women authors, American 20th century
Women Biography
Biographical poetry
American poetry
Genre: Autobiographies.
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