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    • The Surrender Tree

    • Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom
    • By: Margarita Engle
    • Narrated by: Yesenia Cabrero, Yane Millon, Chris Nunez, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Cuba has fought three wars for independence, and still she is not free. Her people have been rounded up in reconcentration camps, where there is always too little food and too much illness. Rosa knows how to heal sickness with medicines made from wild plants. But with a price on her head for helping the rebels, Rosa dares not go out in the open. Instead, she turns hidden caves into hospitals for those who know how to find her.

    Regular price: $19.93

    • Drum Dream Girl

    • How One Girl's Courage Changed Music
    • By: Margarita Engle
    • Narrated by: Adriana Sananes
    • Length: 11 mins
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    Girls cannot be drummers. Long ago on an island filled with music, no one questioned that rule - until the drum dream girl. In her city of drumbeats, she dreamed of pounding tall congas and tapping small bongós. She had to keep quiet. She had to practice in secret. But when at last her dream-bright music was heard, everyone sang and danced and decided that both girls and boys should be free to drum and dream.

    Regular price: $6.99

    • The Poet Slave of Cuba

    • A Biography of Juan Francisco Manzano
    • By: Margarita Engle
    • Narrated by: Yesenia Cabrero, Chris Nunez, Ozzie Rodriguez, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins
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    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, but they also expose its hideous cruelty.

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    • Tropical Secrets

    • Holocaust Refugees in Cuba
    • By: Margarita Engle
    • Narrated by: Matt Green, Vane Millon, Ozzie Rodriguez, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 31 mins
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    Daniel has escaped Nazi Germany with nothing but a desperate dream that he might one day find his parents again. But that golden land called New York has turned away the ship full of refugees, and Daniel finds himself in Cuba. As the tropical island begins to work its magic on him, the young refugee befriends a local girl with some painful secrets of her own. Yet even in Cuba, the Nazi darkness is never far away.

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    • Miguel's Brave Knight

    • Young Cervantes and His Dream of Don Quixote
    • By: Margarita Engle
    • Narrated by: Thom Rivera
    • Length: 21 mins
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    This fictionalized first-person biography-in-verse of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra follows the early years of the child who grew up to pen Don Quixote, the first modern novel. The son of a gambling, vagabond barber-surgeon, Miguel looks to his own imagination for an escape from his family's troubles and finds comfort in his colorful daydreams. At a time when access to books was limited and imaginative books were considered evil, Miguel is inspired by storytellers and wandering actors who perform during festivals. He longs to tell stories of his own.

    Regular price: $6.99