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The Lightning Dreamer

(2013)
A novel by

 
 
"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 Gomez 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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Hardback Editions

September 2015 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Lightning Dreamer: Cuba's Greatest Abolitionist (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Margarita Engle
ISBN: 0-606-37463-9 / 978-0-606-37463-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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March 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Lightning Dreamer: Cuba's Greatest Abolitionist
Author(s): Margarita Engle
ISBN: 0-547-80743-0 / 978-0-547-80743-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

September 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Lightning Dreamer: Cuba's Greatest Abolitionist
Author(s): Margarita Engle
ISBN: 0-544-54112-X / 978-0-544-54112-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

March 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Lightning Dreamer: Cuba's Greatest Abolitionist
Author(s): Margarita Engle
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA