The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom
Compelling free verse in alternating voices lyrically tells the story of Cuba's three wars for independence from Spain. Combining real-life characters (such as legendary healer Rosa La Bayamesa) with imagined individuals, Engle focuses on Rosa's struggle to save everyone—black or white, Cuban or Spanish, friend or enemy.
- Nonfiction, Poetry
- John Newbery Medal 2009 (Honor Title), Pura Belpré Children's Author Award 2009 (Medal Winner)
- Age: Older
- Format: Book
- ISBN: 9780805086744