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The Poet Slave of Cuba

(2000)
A Biography of Juan Francisco Manzano
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A lyrical biography of a Cuban slave who escaped to become a celebrated poet.

Born into the household of a wealthy slave owner in Cuba in 1797, Juan Francisco Manzano spent his early years by the side of a woman who made him call her Mama, even though he had a mama of his own. Denied an education, young Juan still showed an exceptional talent for poetry. His verses reflect the beauty of his world, but they also expose its hideous cruelty.

Powerful, haunting poems and breathtaking illustrations create a portrait of a life in which even the pain of slavery could not extinguish the capacity for hope.

The Poet Slave of Cuba is the winner of the 2008 Pura Belpre Medal for Narrative and a 2007 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

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Used availability for Margarita Engle's The Poet Slave of Cuba

Hardback Editions

March 2011 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Poet Slave of Cuba: A Biography of Juan Francisco Manzano
Author(s): MS Margarita Engle
ISBN: 1-61383-083-1 / 978-1-61383-083-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perfection Learning
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April 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Poet Slave of Cuba: A Biography of Juan Francisco Manzano (Pura Belpre Medal Book Author (Awards))
Author(s): Margarita Engle
ISBN: 0-8050-7706-5 / 978-0-8050-7706-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
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Paperback Editions

March 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Poet Slave of Cuba: A Biography of Juan Francisco Manzano
Author(s): MS Margarita Engle
ISBN: 0-312-65928-8 / 978-0-312-65928-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Square Fish
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Audio Editions

2000 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Poet Slave of Cuba
Author(s): Various (Narrator) Margarita Engle (Author)
ISBN: 0-307-58307-4 / 978-0-307-58307-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books On Tape
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May 2009 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Poet Slave of Cuba
Author(s): Margarita Engle
ISBN: 0-307-58305-8 / 978-0-307-58305-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library (Audio)
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May 2009 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Poet Slave of Cuba: A Biography of Juan Francisco Manzano
Author(s): Margarita Engle
Publisher: Listening Library
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Kindle Editions

January 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Poet Slave of Cuba: A Biography of Juan Francisco Manzano (Pura Belpre Medal Book Author (Awards))
Author(s): Margarita Engle
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA