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Enchanted air : two cultures, two wings : a memoir / Margarita Engle.

Engle, Margarita, (author.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District.

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Summary:

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?
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library YA 921 ENGLE 2016 (Text) 33892100607119 Young Adult Non-Fiction Book None 04/30/2019 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781481435239
  • ISBN: 148143523X
  • Physical Description: 200 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First Atheneum paperback edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2016.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes reading group guide.
Includes sneak peek of "Lion Island: Cuba's warrior of words."
Formatted Contents Note:
Love at first sight -- Magical travels -- Winged summer -- Strange sky -- Two wings -- Cold War time line.
Summary, etc.:
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?
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 6.1 2.0.
Language Note:
Text in English.
Awards Note:
Pura Belpre Author Award, 2016
Subject: Engle, Margarita > Juvenile literature.
Engle, Margarita.
Cuban Americans > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Women authors, American > 20th century > Biography > Juvenile literature.
American poetry > Juvenile literature.
Cuban Americans > Biography.
Women authors, American > 20th century.
Women > Biography.
Biographical poetry.
Genre: Autobiographies.
Biographical poetry, American.
Children's poetry.
Children's poetry.
Biographical poetry, American.

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