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Quebrado has been traded from pirate ship to ship in the Caribbean Sea for as long as he can remember. Written in verse, this is a Pura Belpré Award-winning portrait of Juan Francisco Manzano, the poet who was born a slave in Cuba in 1797. Background Mrs. Engle was born in Pasadena, California, United States, on … Quotations: Fefa struggles with words. He learns how to live on land again, among people who treat him well. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0312608713/?tag=prabook0b-20, (When Tony's mother is sent to jail, he is sent to stay wi...), When Tony's mother is sent to jail, he is sent to stay with a great uncle he has never met in Sierra Nevada. Combine Editions. , And it is he who must decide the fate of his former captors. In Engle’s Childhood she visited Cuba every summer. Age: 54 Location: Clovis, California Margarita Engle is a 54-year-old botanist and the Cuban-American author of several novels, most recently The Poet Slave of Cuba, a biography in poems (forthcoming from Henry Holt & Co., April, 2006). http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0312659288/?tag=prabook0b-20, (In 1914, the world celebrated the opening of the Panama C...). Hardcover $14.89 $ 14. Margarita Engle married Curtis E. Engle (a research biologist) in 1978. Poet, novelist, and journalist Margarita Engle was born in Pasadena, California, to a Cuban mother and an American father. She lets her words sprout like seedlings, shaky at first, then growing stronger and surer with each new day. src="" alt="" class="gallery-slider__content__img" height="", data-src="/web/show-photo.jpg?id=1525359&cache=false" She became the first Latino awarded a Newbery Honor in 2009 for The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom. 1951) is a Cuban American author of over two dozen books. 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