By Margarita Engle,Alexis Romay

during this poetic memoir, which received the Pura Belpré writer Award and was once named a Walter Dean Myers Award Honoree, acclaimed writer Margarita Engle tells of transforming into up as a toddler of 2 cultures throughout the chilly War.

En este poético libro de memorias—ganador del premio Pura Belpré de autor, finalista del premio de YALSA de no ficción y premio de honor Walter Dean Myers—la aclamada autora Margarita Engle recrea su infancia, que transcurrió a caballo entre dos culturas durante l. a. Guerra Fría.

Margarita is a lady from worlds. Her center lies in Cuba, her mother’s tropical island state, a spot so lush with shiny lifestyles that it sort of feels like a fairy story country. yet more often than not she lives in la, lonely within the noisy urban and dreaming of the summers while she will take a aircraft throughout the enchanted air to her cherished island. phrases and pictures are her consistent companions—sources of convenience while the kids in class are not.

Then a revolution breaks out in Cuba. Margarita fears for her far-away relations. whilst the hostility among Cuba and the us erupts into the Bay of Pigs Invasion, Margarita’s worlds collide within the worst means attainable. How can the 2 international locations she loves hate one another lots? and should she ever get to go to her appealing island again?

Margarita es una niña de dos mundos. Su corazón está en Cuba, los angeles isla tropical de su mamá, un sitio tan exuberante, de una vida tan intensa, que parece el reino de un cuento de hadas. Pero l. a. mayor parte del tiempo, vive en Los Ángeles, sola en l. a. bulliciosa ciudad, soñando con los veranos, en los que puede montarse en un avión y viajar por el aire encantado a su amada isla. Las palabras y las imágenes son compañeras constantes, amistosas y reconfortantes, mientras que los niños en los angeles escuela no lo son.

Entonces estalla una revolución en Cuba. Margarita teme por su familia lejana. Cuando los angeles hostilidad entre Cuba y Estados Unidos se desata en l. a. invasión de Bahía de Cochinos, los mundos de Margarita chocan de los angeles peor manera posible. ¿Cómo es posible que los dos países que ella quiere se odien tanto mutuamente? ¿Y podrá volver a visitar su hermosa isla de nuevo?

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