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Enchanted Air : Two Cultures, Two Wings: A Memoir

by Margarita Engle


In this poetic memoir, which won the Pura Belpre 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?"

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Copyright year 2015
ISBN-13 9781481435222
ISBN-10 1481435221
Class Copyright
Publisher Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Subject Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size 29 MB
Number of Pages 208
Length of Recording 2
Shelf No. KY174
Grade Range 7-
Ages 12
Lexile 1120L