The Lightning Dreamer: Cuba's Greatest Abolitionist

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“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...

Age Range: 12 and up
Grade Level: 7 - 9
Lexile Measure: 1070
Hardcover: 192 pages
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers (March 19, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 9780547807430
ISBN-13: 978-0547807430
ASIN: 0547807430
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8 inches
Amazon Rank: 1382314
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Poetic dystopian? Well, not really but in this gorgeously written, wonderful little book the author describes a girl ahead of her time whose voice cannot be quieted despite many attempts by her mother and mother country. Engle's "Tula" rejects the s...



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nd 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.