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Isla de leones (Lion Island): El guerrero cubano de las palabras

Isla de leones (Lion Island): El guerrero cubano de las palabras (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Engle, Margarita
Translated by Romay, Alexis

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The Spanish translation of this beautifully written, thought provoking (School Library Journal, starred review) novel in verse by Young People's Poet Laureate Margarita Engle, which tells the story of Antonio Chuffat, a young man of African, Chinese, and Cuban descent who becomes... a champion for civil rights. Asia, Africa, Europe--Antonio Chuffat's ancestors clashed and blended on the beautiful island of Cuba. The country is fighting for freedom from Spain. Enslaved Africans and near-enslaved Chinese indentured servants are forced to work long, backbreaking hours in the fields. So Antonio feels lucky to have found a good job as a messenger, where his richly blended cultural background is an asset. Through his work he meets Wing, a young Chinese fruit seller who barely escaped the anti-Asian riots in San Francisco, and his sister Fan, a talented singer. With injustice all around them, the three friends are determined to prove that violence is not the only way to gain liberty. Asia, frica, Europa: los ancestros de Antonio chocaron y se mezclaron en la hermosa isla de Cuba. El pa s lucha por independizarse de Espa a. Los esclavos africanos y los chinos bajo servidumbre por endeudamiento son forzados a trabajar largas horas, rompi ndose el lomo en los campos de cultivo. Por eso Antonio se siente afortunado de haber conseguido trabajo como mensajero, haciendo que su rica mezcla cultural sea una ventaja. A traves de su trabajo conoce a Wing, un joven chino vendedor de frutas que escap a duras penas de las revueltas contra los asi ticos en California, y su hermana Fan, una talentosa cantante. Con la injusticia rode ndolos por todas partes, los tres amigos han decidido que en estos tiempos de rebeli n violenta y esclavitud, las armas no han de ser el nico modo de ganar la libertad. Perturbadora, a la vez que hermosa, esta es la historia de un muchacho que se convirti en campe n de los derechos civiles de quienes no pod an hablar por s mismos.
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ISBN 9781534429284
Released NZ 1 Mar 2019
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Language Spanish
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ISBN-13 9781534429284
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Imprint Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Released 1 Mar 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Language Spanish
Author(s) By Engle, Margarita
Translated by Romay, Alexis
Category Human Geography / Peoples Of The World
Spanish
Number of Pages 192
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 194mm
Spine: 13mm
Dewey Code FIC
Weight 132g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
NBS Text Children's General Non-Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile

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