The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba’s Struggle to Freedom by Margarita Engle

Check out Molly’s review of The Surrender Tree on wrapped up in books! It’s an excellent discussion of Engle’s book!

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The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba’s Struggle to Freedom by Margarita Engle margarita engle

Published: April 1st 2008 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

Source: local library

Synopsis (Goodreads): It is 1896. Cuba has fought three wars for independence and still is not free. People have been rounded up in reconcentration camps with too little food and too much illness. Rosa is a nurse, but she dares not go to the camps. So she turns hidden caves into hospitals for those who know how to find her.

Black, white, Cuban, Spanish—Rosa does her best for everyone. Yet who can heal a country so torn apart by war? Acclaimed poet Margarita Engle has created another breathtaking portrait of Cuba.
The Surrender Tree is a 2009 Newbery Honor Book, the winner of the 2009 Pura Belpre Medal for Narrative and the 2009 Bank Street – Claudia Lewis Award, and a 2009 Bank Street…

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