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Enchanted air : two cultures, two wings : a memoir

Author: Margarita Engle
Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biography
Juvenile literature
Named Person: Margarita Engle; Margarita Engle; Margarita Engle
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margarita Engle
ISBN: 9781481435222 1481435221 9781481435239 148143523X
Language Note: Text in English.
OCLC Number: 881318208
Notes: "A Cold War memoir."
Awards: Pura Belpre Author Award, 2016
Description: 192 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Love at first sight --
Magical travels --
Winged summer --
Strange sky --
Two wings --
Cold War time line.
Responsibility: Margarita Engle.

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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?
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