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Enchanted Air

Enchanted Air

In this poetic memoir, Margarita Engle, the first Latina woman to receive a Newbery Honor, tells of growing up as a child of two cultures during the Cold War.<BR><BR>Margarita is a girl from two worlds. Her heart lies in Cuba, her mother&#8217;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, friendly and comforting when the children at school are not.<BR><BR> Then a revolution breaks out in Cuba. Margarita fears

Margarita Engle
Atheneum Books for Young Readers

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