Enchanted Air

Author(s): MS Margarita Engle

Young Adult Non-Fiction (Ages 13+)

In this poetic memoir, which won the Pura Belpre Author Award, was a YALSA Nonfiction Finalist, and was named a Walter Dean Myers Award Honoree, acclaimed author Margarita Engle tells of growing up as a child of two cultures during the Cold War. Margarita is a girl from two worlds. Her heart lies in Cuba, her mother s tropical island country, a place so lush with vibrant life that it seems like a fairy tale kingdom. But most of the time she lives in Los Angeles, lonely in the noisy city and dreaming of the summers when she can take a plane through the enchanted air to her beloved island. Words and images are her constant companions, friendly and comforting when the children at school are not. Then a revolution breaks out in Cuba. Margarita fears for her far-away family. When the hostility between Cuba and the United States erupts at the Bay of Pigs Invasion, Margarita s worlds collide in the worst way possible. How can the two countries she loves hate each other so much? And will she ever get to visit her beautiful island again?"

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General Fields

  • : 9781481435239
  • : Simon & Schuster
  • : Atheneum Books for Young Readers
  • : 0.204
  • : July 2016
  • : 206mm X 137mm X 18mm
  • : September 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : MS Margarita Engle
  • : Paperback / softback
  • : Edel Rodriguez
  • : 224
  • : illustrations