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The Lightning Dreamer

Cuba's Greatest Abolitionist

by Margarita Engle

eBook

"I find it so easy to forget / that I'm just a girl who is expected / to live / without thoughts." Opposing slavery in Cuba in the nineteenth century was dangerous. The most daring abolitionists were poets who veiled their work in metaphor. Of these, the boldest was Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda, nicknamed Tula. In passionate, accessible verses of her own, Engle evokes the voice of this book-loving feminist and abolitionist who bravely resisted an arranged marriage at the age of fourteen, and was ultimately courageous enough to fight against injustice. Historical notes, excerpts, and source notes round out this exceptional tribute.


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Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Kindle Book

  • Release date: March 19, 2013

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9780547807478
  • Release date: March 19, 2013

EPUB eBook

  • ISBN: 9780547807478
  • File size: 7756 KB
  • Release date: March 19, 2013


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Languages

English

Levels

ATOS Level:6.7
Interest Level:6-12(MG+)
Text Difficulty:5

"I find it so easy to forget / that I'm just a girl who is expected / to live / without thoughts." Opposing slavery in Cuba in the nineteenth century was dangerous. The most daring abolitionists were poets who veiled their work in metaphor. Of these, the boldest was Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda, nicknamed Tula. In passionate, accessible verses of her own, Engle evokes the voice of this book-loving feminist and abolitionist who bravely resisted an arranged marriage at the age of fourteen, and was ultimately courageous enough to fight against injustice. Historical notes, excerpts, and source notes round out this exceptional tribute.


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