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ISBN-10: 1534424938
ISBN-13: 9781534424937
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publish Date: 02/18/2020
Dimensions: 8.40" L, 5.70" W, 0.70" H

With a Star in My Hand: Rubén Darío, Poetry Hero

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“Exceptional.” —Booklist (starred review)
“Heartfelt…Thoughtful and effective.” —The Horn Book
“Engle’s lyrical poetry emotionally conveys the reality of being a greatly gifted, passionate, and deeply ambitious young man in a turbulent time.” —BCCB

From acclaimed author Margarita Engle comes a gorgeous novel in verse about Rubén Darío, the Nicaraguan poet and folk hero who initiated the literary movement of Modernismo.

As a little boy, Rubén Darío loved to listen to his great uncle, a man who told tall tales in a booming, larger-than-life voice. Rubén quickly learned the magic of storytelling, and discovered the rapture and beauty of verse.

A restless and romantic soul, Rubén traveled across Central and South America seeking adventure and connection. As he discovered new places and new loves, he wrote poems to express his wild storm of feelings. But the traditional forms felt too restrictive. He began to improvise his own poetic forms so he could capture the entire world in his words. At the age of twenty-one, he published his first book Azul, which heralded a vibrant new literary movement called Modernismo that blended poetry and prose into something magical.

In gorgeous poems of her own, Margarita Engle tells the story of this passionate young man who revolutionized world literature.

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"Heartfelt . . . The brevity of the poems allows readers to make rapid progress through the novel, and the placement of line breaks is thoughtful and effective: 'With paper as my sky, words / are the wind that should help my mind fly.'"–The Horn Book
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Details

ISBN-10: 1534424938
ISBN-13: 9781534424937
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publish Date: 02/18/2020
Dimensions: 8.40" L, 5.70" W, 0.70" H
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