The Surrender Tree / El árbol de la rendición-Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom/ Poemas de la lucha de Cuba por su libertad

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The Surrender Tree / El árbol de la rendición is a lyrical, Newbery Honor-winning history in poems, and this bilingual edition has the Spanish and English text available in one book.

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?

Using the true story of the folk hero Rosa la Bayamesa, acclaimed poet Margarita Engle gives us another gripping, breathtaking account of a tumultuous period in Cuban history.

A 2009 Newbery Honor Book
Winner of the 2009 Pura Belpré Medal for Narrative
Winner of the 2009 Bank Street - Claudia Lewis Award
A 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year

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Product # 26118-G
ISBN-13 9780312608712
ISBN-10 0312608713
Author Margarita Engle
Grade Level 7
Interest Level 7-12
Fiction/Nonfiction Fiction
Lexile Level NP
Publisher Henry Holt
BOM Count 0