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The Lightning Dreamer

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"I find it so easy to forget / that I'm just a girl who is expected / to live / without thoughts." Opposing slavery in Cuba in the nineteenth century was dangerous. The most daring abolitionists were poets who veiled their work in metaphor. Of these, the boldest was Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda, nicknamed Tula. In passionate, accessible verses of her own, Engle evokes the voice of this book-loving feminist and abolitionist who bravely resisted an arranged marriage at the age of fourteen, and was ultimately courageous enough to fight against injustice. Historical notes, excerpts, and source notes round out this exceptional tribute.


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Publisher: HMH Books
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Kindle Book

  • Release date: March 19, 2013

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9780547807478
  • Release date: March 19, 2013

EPUB ebook

  • ISBN: 9780547807478
  • File size: 7507 KB
  • Release date: March 19, 2013

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Kindle Book
OverDrive Read
EPUB ebook

Languages

English

Levels

ATOS Level:6
Lexile® Measure:1070
Interest Level:6-12(MG+)
Text Difficulty:4-5

"I find it so easy to forget / that I'm just a girl who is expected / to live / without thoughts." Opposing slavery in Cuba in the nineteenth century was dangerous. The most daring abolitionists were poets who veiled their work in metaphor. Of these, the boldest was Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda, nicknamed Tula. In passionate, accessible verses of her own, Engle evokes the voice of this book-loving feminist and abolitionist who bravely resisted an arranged marriage at the age of fourteen, and was ultimately courageous enough to fight against injustice. Historical notes, excerpts, and source notes round out this exceptional tribute.


Expand title description text
  • Details

    Publisher:
    HMH Books

    Awards:

    Kindle Book
    Release date: March 19, 2013

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9780547807478
    Release date: March 19, 2013

    EPUB ebook
    ISBN: 9780547807478
    File size: 7507 KB
    Release date: March 19, 2013

  • Creators
  • Formats
    Kindle Book
    OverDrive Read
    EPUB ebook
  • Languages
    English
  • Levels
    ATOS Level: 6
    Lexile® Measure: 1070
    Interest Level: 6-12(MG+)
    Text Difficulty: 4-5
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