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The firefly letters : a suffragette's journey to Cuba

Author: Margarita Engle
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Co., 2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : Elementary and junior high school : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Draws on little-known Cuban history to tell a stirring story in poetry. Based on the diaries and letters of Swedish suffragist Fredrika Bremer, who spent three months in Cuba in 1851, the story focuses on oppressed women, the privileged as well as the enslaved, in three alternating free-verse narratives.
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Genre/Form: Diaries
Correspondence
Juvenile fiction
Juvenile poetry
Fiction
Named Person: Fredrika Bremer; Fredrika Bremer
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school, Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margarita Engle
ISBN: 9780805090826 0805090827
OCLC Number: 383839267
Awards: A Junior Library Guild selection
Pura Belpré Author Honor, 2011
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2011
Notable Book for a Global Society, 2011
Description: 151 p. ; 21 cm.
Responsibility: Margarita Engle.

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Draws on little-known Cuban history to tell a stirring story in poetry. Based on the diaries and letters of Swedish suffragist Fredrika Bremer, who spent three months in Cuba in 1851, the story focuses on oppressed women, the privileged as well as the enslaved, in three alternating free-verse narratives.

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A Beautiful Story

by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2010-04-21) Very Good Permalink

Beautiful. This is the story of three unlikely friends in Cuba in the 1800's.  It is a novel in verse and tells the story of one slave, one plantation owner's daughter and a visitor from Europe. 

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