Title: The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom
Author: Margarita Engle
Description: Signed by author on title page. Stated First Edition. First printing with full number line. Dust jacket not price clipped. DJ in archival sleeve. 169 pp. 8.25 x 5.75 inches. Includes a historical chronology and bibliographic list of references.
Cuban history as a verse novel, told though the story of Rosa La Bayamesa (Rosa Maria Castellanos, 1834-1907), a traditional Latin American herbal-medicine healer, nurse, and organizer of field hospitals. Primarily set during the three wars of independence fought by the Cubans against Spain in the later part of the nineteenth century: the Ten Years' War, the Little War, and the War of Independence.
Margarita Engle (b. 1951) is a Cuban-American poet, novelist, and journalist. The Surrender Tree was awarded a Newbery Honor in 2009, with Engle being the first Latino to receive the honor. She was selected by the Poetry Foundation to serve as the Young People's Poet Laureate from 2016 to 2019.
Jacket Condition: Fine
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
Place: New York
Keywords: poetry, Cuba, history, juvenile poetry,
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