The Poet Slave of Cuba: A Biography of Juan Francisco Manzano (Pura Belpre Medal Book Author (Awards)) PDF
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The Poet Slave Of Cuba: A Biography Of Juan Francisco Manzano (Pura Belpre Medal Book Author (Awards))

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 beauty of his world, ...

Age Range: 12 - 18 years
Grade Level: 5 - 9
Series: Pura Belpre Medal Book Author (Awards)
Hardcover: 192 pages
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR); 1 edition (April 4, 2006)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0805077065
ISBN-13: 978-0805077063
Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.8 x 7.9 inches
Amazon Rank: 1787106
Format: PDF Text TXT book

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