The surrender tree : poems of Cuba's struggle for freedom
- Margarita Engle.
- 1st ed.
- New York : Henry Holt and Co., 2008.
- Physical description
- 169 p. ; 21 cm.
Education Library (Cubberley)
PS3555 .N4254 S87 2008
- Unknown PS3555 .N4254 S87 2008
- Engle, Margarita.
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 167-168).
- The names of the flowers, 1850-51
- The Ten Years War, 1868-78
- The Little War, 1878-80
- The War of Independence, 1895-98
- The surrender tree, 1898-99.
- Publisher's Summary
- It is 1896. Cuba has fought three wars for independence and still is not free. People have been rounded up in reconcentration camps with too little food and too much illness. Rosa is a nurse, but she dares not go to the camps. So she turns hidden caves into hospitals for those who know how to find her. Black, white, Cuban, Spanish--Rosa does her best for everyone. Yet who can heal a country so torn apart by war? Acclaimed poet Margarita Engle has created another breathtaking portrait of Cuba.
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- Publication date
- A Junior Library Guild selection
- Newbery Honor Book, 2009.
- "Pura Belpré Award"--Medallion on dust jkt.
- 0805086749 (hardcover)
- 9780805086744 (hardcover)