Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Book Review - The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom by Margarita Engle

Jose

One more escape.
We are safe.
We whisper
We hide.
We hope.
We explore
our new home,
this vast, glittering cavern
of crystals, darkness, silence.....




Rosa


This is how you heal a wound:
Clean the flesh.
Sew the skin.
Pray for the soul.
Wait.

These are just a few of the poems in this Newbery Honor and Pura Belpre award winning book. This book tells the story of Rosa a medicine women that had a price on her head for healing the rebels of Cuba. "In this history in verse, accliamed poet Margarita Engle has created a lyrical, powerful portrait of Cuba.

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