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Cuba's Warrior of Words

(2016)
(A book in the Lion Island series)
A novel by

 
In this "beautifully written, thought provoking" (School Library Journal, starred review) novel in verse, award-winning author Margarita Engle 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. Yet for most Cubans in the nineteenth century, life is anything but beautiful. 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.

    

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Hardback Editions

August 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: Lion Island: Cuba's Warrior of Words
Author(s): Margarita Engle
ISBN: 1-4814-6112-5 / 978-1-4814-6112-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

August 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Lion Island: Cuba's Warrior of Words
Author(s): Margarita Engle
ISBN: 1-4814-6113-3 / 978-1-4814-6113-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

August 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Lion Island: Cuba's Warrior of Words
Author(s): Margarita Engle
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


August 2016 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Lion Island: Cuba's Warrior of Words
Author(s): Margarita Engle
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon UK   



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