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Author Engle, Margarita, author.

Title The lightning dreamer : Cuba's greatest abolitionist / Margarita Engle. [Axis 360 electronic resource]

Publication Info. Boston : Harcourt, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.
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Description 1 online resource (182 pages)
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Contents ""Front Cover""; ""Front Flap""; ""Front Matter""; ""Half Title""; ""Title""; ""Copyright""; ""Dedication""; ""Epigraph""; ""Contents""; ""Historical Background ""; ""Part One: Suns and Rays""; ""Part Two: The Orphan Theater""; ""Part Three: The Marriage Market""; ""Part Four: See Me as I Am""; ""Part Five: The Hotel of Peace""; ""Back Matter""; ""Historical Note""; ""The Writing of Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda""; ""References""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Back Flap""; ""Back Cover""; ""Spine""
Summary "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 Gomez 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, andwas ultimately courageous enough to fight against injustice. Historical notes, excerpts, and source notes round out this exceptional tribute.
Audience 1070 Lexile.
Note 1070 Lexile.
Audience 1070L Lexile
Note 1070L Lexile
Study Program Accelerated Reader AR MG+ 6.7 2 158122
Note Accelerated Reader AR MG+ 6.7 2 158122
Study Program Accelerated Reader MG+ 6.7 2 158122
Note Accelerated Reader MG+ 6.7 2 158122
Summary In free verse, evokes the voice of Gertrudis Gomez de Avellaneda, a book-loving writer, feminist, and abolitionist who courageously fought injustice in nineteenth-century Cuba.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 181).
Subject Gómez de Avellaneda, Gertrudis, 1814-1873 -- Juvenile fiction.
Gómez de Avellaneda y Arteaga, Gertrudis, 1814-1873 -- Fiction.
Novels in verse.
Authors -- Fiction.
Feminists -- Fiction.
Abolitionists -- Fiction.
Novels in verse.
Authors -- Fiction.
Feminists -- Fiction.
Abolitionists -- Fiction.
Cuba -- History -- 1810-1899 -- Juvenile fiction.
Cuba -- History -- 1810-1899 -- Fiction.
Genre Electronic books.
Novels in verse.
Other Form: Electronic reproduction of (manifestation): Engle, Margarita. Lightning dreamer Boston : Harcourt, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013 9780547807430 (DLC) 2013003913 (OCoLC)828265007
ISBN 9780547807478 : $7.99
0547807473 : $7.99
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