The Firefly Letters: A Suffragette's Journey to Cuba
“The Firefly Letters: A Suffragette's Journey to Cuba” introduces Fredrika Bremer. This audacious Swedish woman visited Cuba in 1851 and met Cecilia, an African-born slave. Engle blends fact and fiction, creating Elena, a plantation owner's daughter, who conspires with Bremer to secure Cecilia's freedom.
- Nonfiction, Poetry
- Pura Belpré Children's Author Award 2011 (Honor Title)
- Age: Older
- Format: Book
- ISBN: 9780805090826