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The Lightning Dreamer: Cuba's Greatest Abolitionist

The Lightning Dreamer: Cuba's Greatest Abolitionist

by Margarita Engle

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Overview

“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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ISBN-13: 9780544541122
Publisher: HMH Books
Publication date: 09/15/2015
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 135,724
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Margarita Engle is a Cuban American poet and novelist whose work has been published in many countries. Her books include the Newbery Honor–winning Surrender Tree, The Poet Slave of Cuba, Tropical Secrets, The Firefly Letters, and Hurricane Dancers. She lives with her husband in Northern California. Visit her website at www.margaritaengle.com.

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