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In this poignantly written autobiography, Jimenez recounts his days as a young Mexican American student who is the first in his family to attend college. Against great odds, he is determined to complete his education.
- Fiction, General Fiction
- Pura Belpré Children's Author Award 2009 (Honor Title)
- ISBN: 9780618038510
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.