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The poet slave of Cuba

Margarita Engle

The poet slave of Cuba

a biography of Juan Francisco Manzano

by Margarita Engle

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Published by Henry Holt in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Manzano, Juan Francisco, -- 1797-1854 -- Juvenile poetry,
  • Children"s poetry, American,
  • Slaves -- Juvenile poetry,
  • Poets -- Juvenile poetry,
  • Cuba -- Juvenile poetry

  • About the Edition

    Juan Francisco Manzano was born in 1797 into the household of wealthy slaveowners in Cuba. He spent his early years at the side of his owner"s wife, entertaining her friends. His poetry was his outlet, reflecting the beauty and cruelty of his world. Written in verse.

    Edition Notes

    StatementMargarita Engle ; art by Sean Qualls.
    GenreJuvenile poetry
    ContributionsQualls, Sean.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination183 p. :
    Number of Pages183
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23275046M
    ISBN 100805077065
    LC Control Number2005046200
    OCLC/WorldCa60321401

    The Poet Slave of Cuba: A Biography of Juan Francisco Manzano/5(5). Poet Slave of Cuba by Margarita Engle Born into the household of a wealthy slaveowner in Cuba in , 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.

    The Poet Slave of Cuba by Margarita Engle is a touching young adult novel that is written in verse. The story of the young poet slave is definitely not a happy one; but the ending will leave you feeling inspired to cherish the life you have. The novel is based on a true story about the life of Juan Francisco Manzano/5. The Poet Slave of Cuba: A Biography of Juan Francisco Manzano by Margarita Engle avg. rating Ratings A lyrical biography of a Cuban slave who escaped to become a celebrated poet.

    Get this from a library! The poet slave of Cuba: a biography of Juan Francisco Manzano. [Margarita Engle; Sean Qualls] -- Born a slave, raised by a woman not his mother, and denied an education, Juan overcame all the personal obstacles he faced as a child in order to reach freedom, pursue his natural talents, and become.   A Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year Born into the household of a wealthy slave owner in Cuba in , 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.4/5().


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The Poet Slave of Cuba: a Bibliography of Juan Francisco Manzano is a book that rejects the notion that poetry books are just collections of poems. This book utilizes literary practices of poetry (stanzas, symbolism, alliteration, etc.) to mold Juan Fancisco Manzano‘s life from multiple perspectives, giving the reader a clear picture of his life.4/4(17).

The poet slave of Cuba book In The Poet Slave of Cuba: A Biography of Juan Francisco Manzano, Margarita Engle beautifully captures the life of Juanito, a slave in Cuba with a talent and passion for words.

Juanito is smart. He can memorize verses, songs, plays simply by listening. He can then recite them off the top of his head/5(15). In The Poet Slave of Cuba: A Biography of Juan Francisco Manzano, Margarita Engle beautifully captures the life of Juanito, a slave in Cuba with a talent and passion for words/5(15).

Parents need to know that this is an award-winning book of poetry about The poet slave of Cuba book real life of Cuban slave Juan Francisco Manzano. The main character, a child during the story's telling, is repeatedly and persistently beaten, whipped, and tortured.

The level of violence and brutality in this book make it very intense and probably a better fit for teens -- though readers of any age are sure to be 4/5.

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 inJuan 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.4/5().

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 inJuan 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. A Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

Born into the household of a wealthy slave owner in Cuba inJuan 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/5(6). Margarita Engle on the Writing of The Poet Slave of Cuba I wrote The Poet Slave of Cuba: A Biography of Juan Francisco Manzano with hope that Manzano’s courage and perservance would serve as an inspiration for young people.

As a slave during the s, Manzano craved the chance to. The Poet Slave of Cuba is the winner of the Pura Belpre Medal for Narrative and a Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year. Latino Interest. Latino Interest.

Biography & Autobiography Juvenile Nonfiction. THE POET SLAVE OF CUBA A BIOGRAPHY OF JUAN FRANCISCO MANZANO by Margarita Engle & illustrated by Sean Qualls ‧ RELEASE DATE: April 1, A work born out of love for the man and his poetry, this biography-in-verse pays tribute to Juan Francisco Manzano, who lived between and Author: Margarita Engle.

Margarita Engle is a Cuban American poet, novelist, and journalist whose work has been published in many countries. She is the author of young adult nonfiction books and novels in verse including The Surrender Tree, a Newbery Honor Book, The Poet Slave of Cuba, Hurricane Dancers, The Firefly Letters, and Tropical Secrets.

Margarita Engle is a Cuban-American poet, novelist, and journalist whose work has been published in many countries. The life of Juan Francisco Manzano haunted her for years before she finally realized that to do justice to the Poet Slave’s story, she needed to write it in verse.

She lives with her husband and children in northern California/5(15). The Poet Slave of Cuba: A Biography of Juan Francisco Manzano by Margarita Engle and Sean Qualls.

Juan Francisco Manzano was born a slave in Cuba in Taken from his loving birth read more. Juan Francisco Manzano was born a slave in Cuba in Margarita Engle is a Cuban American poet, novelist, and journalist whose work has been published in many countries.

She is the author of young adult nonfiction books and novels in verse including The Surrender Tree, a Newbery Honor Book, The Poet Slave of Cuba, Hurricane Dancers, The Firefly Letters, and Tropical lives in northern California. Margarita Engle is a Cuban American poet, novelist, and journalist whose work has been published in many countries.

She is the author of young adult nonfiction books and novels in verse including The Surrender Tree, a Newbery Honor Book, Hurricane Dancers, The Firefly Letters, and Tropical Secrets.

She lives in northern California. 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 inJuan Francisco Manzano spent his early years by the 4/5(17).

Pura Belpre Award Winning Book in for Narrative 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 inJuan 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.

The Poet Slave of Cuba is the winner of the Pura Belpre Medal for Narrative and a Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

Latino Interest. Product DetailsAuthor: Margarita Engle. The Poet Slave of Cuba: A Biography of Juan Francisco Manzano Margarita Engle, Author, Sean Qualls, Illustrator, illus. by Sean Qualls. Holt $ (p) ISBN The Poet Slave of Cuba is the winner of the Pura Belpre Medal for Narrative and a Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

Latino Interest. Special offers and product promotions. Amazon Business: For business Reviews:. Denied an education, young Juan still showed an exceptional talent for poetry. His verses reflect the beauty of his world, but they also expose its hideous cruelty. In powerful, haunting verses of her own, Margarita Engle evokes the voice of the Poet Slave of Cuba.The Poet Slave of Cuba (Compact Disc) By Margarita Engle, Yesenia Cabrero (Read by), Chris Nunez (Read by), Ozzie Rodriguez (Read by), Roberto Santana (Read by) Please email or write store for pricing and availability information.Engle and Qualls present a lyrical biography, in verse, of Juan Francisco Manzano, a Cuban slave who escaped his owners in to become a celebrated poet.

An ALA Best Book for Young Adults and Notable Children's Book. Illustrations.