New PDF release: Lion Island: Cuba's Warrior of Words

ISBN-10: 1481461125

ISBN-13: 9781481461122

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during this “beautifully written, idea upsetting” (School Library Journal, starred overview) novel in verse, award-winning writer Margarita Engle tells the tale of Antonio Chuffat, a tender guy of African, chinese language, and Cuban descent who turns into a champion for civil rights.

Asia, Africa, Europe—Antonio Chuffat’s ancestors clashed and combined at the appealing island of Cuba. but for many Cubans within the 19th century, lifestyles is whatever yet appealing. the rustic is scuffling with for freedom from Spain. Enslaved Africans and near-enslaved chinese language indentured servants are pressured to paintings lengthy, backbreaking hours within the fields.

So Antonio feels fortunate to have chanced on a superb activity as a messenger, the place his richly combined cultural history is an asset. via his paintings he meets Wing, a tender chinese language fruit vendor who slightly escaped the anti-Asian riots in San Francisco, and his sister Fan, a skilled singer. With injustice throughout them, the 3 buddies are made up our minds to turn out that violence isn't the simply strategy to achieve liberty.

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