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ISBN-10: 1534429549
ISBN-13: 9781534429543
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publish Date: 06/16/2020
Dimensions: 8.00" L, 5.20" W, 0.60" H

Soaring Earth: A Companion Memoir to Enchanted Air (Reprint)

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Overview

In this powerful companion to her award-winning memoir Enchanted Air, Newbery Honor-winning author Margarita Engle recounts her teenage years during the turbulent 1960s.

Margarita Engle’s childhood straddled two worlds: the lush, welcoming island of Cuba and the lonely, dream-soaked reality of Los Angeles. But the revolution has transformed Cuba into a mystery of impossibility, no longer reachable in real life. Margarita longs to travel the world, yet before she can become independent, she’ll have to start high school.

Then the shock waves of war reach America, rippling Margarita’s plans in their wake. Cast into uncertainty, she must grapple with the philosophies of peace, civil rights, freedom of expression, and environmental protection. Despite overwhelming circumstances, she finds solace and empowerment through her education. Amid the challenges of adolescence and a world steeped in conflict, Margarita finds hope beyond the struggle, and love in the most unexpected places.

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"Contemporary youth will find parallels with Engle as she seeks connection with a peer group, a close friend, or a lover–someone with whom she can make sense of her context. This companion to her award-winning Enchanted Air packs a historical wallop. . . . The memoir ends on a positive note, as she finds her place with nature, poetry, and a life partner."–Booklist
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Details

ISBN-10: 1534429549
ISBN-13: 9781534429543
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publish Date: 06/16/2020
Dimensions: 8.00" L, 5.20" W, 0.60" H
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