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

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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
PublisherSquare Fish
BindingPaperback (6 editions)
Reading LevelYoung Adults
# of Pages208
Publication Date03/15/2011
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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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