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The Poet Slave of Cuba: A Biography of Juan Francisco Manzano

Book Description
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 beaut... More
Book Information
PublisherHenry Holt & Company, Inc.
BindingHardcover (6 editions)
Reading LevelUncategorized
# of Pages192
Publication Date04/04/2006
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About Margarita Engle (Author) : Margarita Engle is a published author of children's books and young adult books. Published credits of Margarita Engle include The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom and The Poet Slav... more
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About Sean Qualls (Illustrator) : Sean Qualls is a published illustrator of children's books and young adult books. Some of the published credits of Sean Qualls include Before John Was a Jazz Giant: A Song of John Coltrane, Phillis's ... more
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7/12/2010 S.C. Davis said: This novel in verse moved me. I created a book trailer for a college course and I've been encouraging tweens and teens to read this book ever since.
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