The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom

Author : Margarita Engle

ISBN : 0805086749

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Newbery Honor Award.

The Surrender Tree utilizes compelling free verse in alternating voices to lyrically tell the story of Cuba's three wars for independence from Spain. Combining real-life characters (such as legendary healer Rosa La Bayamesa) with imagined individuals, Engle focuses on Rosa's struggle to save everyone--black, white, Cuban, Spanish, friend or enemy.