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The Resource Enchanted Air

Enchanted Air

Label
Enchanted Air
Title
Enchanted Air
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Margarita Engle ; illustrated by Edel Rodriguez
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Language
eng
Summary
In this poetic memoir, which won the Pura Belpré Author Award, was a YALSA Nonfiction Finalist, and was named a Walter Dean Myers Award Honoree, acclaimed author Margarita Engle tells of growing up as a child of two cultures during the Cold War.Margarita is a girl from two worlds. Her heart lies 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 lives 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. Words and images are her constant companions, friendly and comforting when the children at school are not. Then a revolution breaks out in Cuba. Margarita fears for her far-away family. When the hostility between Cuba and the United States erupts at the Bay of Pigs Invasion, Margarita's worlds collide in the worst way possible. How can the two countries she loves hate each other so much? And will she ever get to visit her beautiful island again?
Summary
Offers an account of the first fourteen years of the author's life in poems, telling of her time spent between her mother's native Cuba and her home in Los Angeles, until the revolution in Cuba dramatically alters relations between the two countries she loves
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Award
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 2016
  • Golden Kite Award for Nonfiction, 2016.
  • Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award (Pennsylvania Center for the Book), 2016.
  • Pura Belpre Award for Narrative, 2016.
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10434164
Cataloging source
BT
Dewey number
920
Illustrations
illustrations
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1120
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 6
  • 10
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Target audience
adolescent
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two cultures, two wings, a memoir
Label
Enchanted Air
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OVERDRIVE:2b03efe9-04d2-41a7-9236-e9416ee91f15
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781481435246
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Enchanted Air
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:2b03efe9-04d2-41a7-9236-e9416ee91f15
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781481435246
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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