Wednesday, July 30, 2008

The Surrender Tree: Poems of the Cuba's struggle to freedom by Margarita Engle

A Story told in free verse poems about Cuba's fight for independce over 50 years in the 1800s. Many of the characters are historical though little is known about their lives. One of the main characters, Rosa, is a former slave and works hidden in the country side as a nurse but many consider her a witch. She eventually becomes a folk hero. Nice book but not great. Not a lot of teen appeal. I vote nay for TU.

1 comment:

Pat said...

I don't think that most Teens would get this account, so I'm voting NO