Enchanted air : two cultures, two wings : a memoir / Margarita Engle.Material type: TextEdition: First edition.Description: 192 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781481435222; 1481435221; 9781481435239; 148143523X.Subject(s): Engle, Margarita | Engle, Margarita -- Biography | Engle, Margarita | Engle, Margarita | Cuban Americans -- Biography | Women authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography | Women -- Biography | Biographical poetry | Cuban Americans -- Biography | Women authors, American -- 20th century | Women -- Biography | Biographical poetry | American poetry | JUVENILE NONFICTION -- Biography & Autobiography -- Cultural Heritage | JUVENILE NONFICTION -- People & Places -- Caribbean & Latin America | JUVENILE NONFICTION -- PoetryGenre/Form: Biographical poetry. | Juvenile works. | Autobiographies. | Autobiographies. | 1120L.DDC classification: 811/.54 | B
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Love at first sight -- Magical travels -- Winged summer -- Strange sky -- Two wings -- Cold War time line.
In this poetic memoir Engle, the first Latina woman to receive a Newbery Honor, tells of growing up as a child of two cultures during the Cold War. Her heart was 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 lived in Los Angeles, lonely in the noisy city and dreaming of the summers when she can take a pl.ane through the enchanted air to her beloved island. When the hostility between Cuba and the United States erupted at the Bay of Pigs Invasion, Engle's worlds collided in the worst way possible. Would she ever get to visit her beautiful island again?
Text in English.
Pura Belpre Author Award, 2016