Aire Encantado (Enchanted Air): DOS Culturas, DOS Alas: Una Memoria

Margarita Engle (Author) Alexis Romay (Translator)
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Description

In this poetic memoir, which won the Pura Belpré Author Award and was named a Walter Dean Myers Award Honoree, acclaimed author Margarita Engle tells of growing up as a child of two cultures during the Cold War.

En este poético libro de memorias--ganador del premio Pura Belpré de autor, finalista del premio de YALSA de no ficción y premio de honor Walter Dean Myers--la aclamada autora Margarita Engle recrea su infancia, que transcurrió a caballo entre dos culturas durante la Guerra Fría.

Margarita is a girl from two worlds. Her heart lies in Cuba, her mother's tropical island country, a place so lush with vibrant life that it seems like a fairy tale kingdom. But most of the time she lives in Los Angeles, lonely in the noisy city and dreaming of the summers when she can take a plane through the enchanted air to her beloved island. Words and images are her constant companions--sources of comfort when the children at school are not.

Then a revolution breaks out in Cuba. Margarita fears for her far-away family. When the hostility between Cuba and the United States erupts into the Bay of Pigs Invasion, Margarita's worlds collide in the worst way possible. How can the two countries she loves hate each other so much? And will she ever get to visit her beautiful island again?

Margarita es una niña de dos mundos. Su corazón está en Cuba, la isla tropical de su mamá, un sitio tan exuberante, de una vida tan intensa, que parece el reino de un cuento de hadas. Pero la mayor parte del tiempo, vive en Los Ángeles, sola en la bulliciosa ciudad, soñando con los veranos, en los que puede montarse en un avión y viajar por el aire encantado a su amada isla. Las palabras y las imágenes son compañeras constantes, amistosas y reconfortantes, mientras que los niños en la escuela no lo son.

Entonces estalla una revolución en Cuba. Margarita teme por su familia lejana. Cuando la hostilidad entre Cuba y Estados Unidos se desata en la invasión de Bahía de Cochinos, los mundos de Margarita chocan de la peor manera posible. ¿Cómo es posible que los dos países que ella quiere se odien tanto mutuamente? ¿Y podrá volver a visitar su hermosa isla de nuevo?

Product Details

Price
$19.98
Publisher
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publish Date
August 29, 2017
Pages
208
Dimensions
5.7 X 0.9 X 8.5 inches | 0.7 pounds
Language
Spanish
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781534404786

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About the Author

Margarita Engle is a Cuban-American poet and novelist whose books include The Surrender Tree, a Newbery Honor book and winner of the Jane Addams Children's Book Award, the Pura Belpre Award, and the Americas Award; The Poet Slave of Cuba, winner of the Pura Belpre Award and the Americas Award; Tropical Secrets; The Firefly Letters; Hurricane Dancers; The Wild Book; The Lightning Dreamer, winner of the PEN Literary Award for Young Adult Literature; Silver People; Drum Dream Girl, winner of the Charlotte Zolotow Award; her memoir Enchanted Air, winner of the Pura Belpre Author Award and a Walter Dean Myers Award Honor; Lion Island; and The Flying Girl. She lives with her husband in central California. Visit her at MargaritaEngle.com.

Margarita Engle is a Cuban-American poet and novelist whose books include The Surrender Tree, a Newbery Honor book and winner of the Jane Addams Children's Book Award, the Pura Belpre Award, and the Americas Award; The Poet Slave of Cuba, winner of the Pura Belpre Award and the Americas Award; Tropical Secrets; The Firefly Letters; Hurricane Dancers; The Wild Book; The Lightning Dreamer, winner of the PEN Literary Award for Young Adult Literature; Silver People; Drum Dream Girl, winner of the Charlotte Zolotow Award; her memoir Enchanted Air, winner of the Pura Belpre Author Award and a Walter Dean Myers Award Honor; Lion Island; and The Flying Girl. She lives with her husband in central California. Visit her at MargaritaEngle.com.

Reviews

"In Margarita Engle's hauntingly beautiful memoir, readers can't help but feel as if they are pressing their hands with her against ancient cave walls and at the same time falling asleep in a darkened room full of fireflies. Engle's struggle to unite her twin selves the Cuban girl who rides bareback with her cousins under a hot, steamy sun and the American girl who pretends to smoke in the school bathroom lead the way to 'Herds of wild feelings/long extinct.' This is a book to return to, page after page, line after line. Exquisite."--Kathi Appelt, author of The Underneath, Newbery Honor and National Book Award Finalist"