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Title The lightning dreamer : Cuba's greatest abolitionist / Margarita Engle.
Author Engle, Margarita.
Publication Boston : Harcourt, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.
Description 1 online resource (182 pages)
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Call # eBOOK
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 181).
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.
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""
Subject Gómez de Avellaneda, Gertrudis, 1814-1873 -- Juvenile fiction.
Gómez de Avellaneda, Gertrudis, 1814-1873. (OCoLC)fst00016089
Novels in verse.
Authors -- Fiction.
Feminists -- Fiction.
Abolitionists -- Fiction.
Cuba -- History -- 1810-1899 -- Juvenile fiction.
Central & South America.
Girls & Women.
Abolitionists. (OCoLC)fst00794478
Authors. (OCoLC)fst00821688
Feminists. (OCoLC)fst00922831
Novels in verse. (OCoLC)fst01039786
Cuba. (OCoLC)fst01205805
Genre Novels in verse. (OCoLC)fst01921724
Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Juvenile works. (OCoLC)fst01411637
Novels in verse.
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc., distributor.
Related To Print version: 9780547807430 0547807430 (DLC) 2013003913 (OCoLC)828265007
Print version: Engle, Margarita. Lightning dreamer. Boston : Harcourt, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013 9780547807478 (OCoLC)847623270
ISBN 9780547807478 (electronic bk.)
0547807473 (electronic bk.)

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