Soaring Earth: A Companion Memoir to Enchanted Air

Soaring Earth: A Companion Memoir to Enchanted Air

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Margarita Engle’s childhood straddled two worlds: the lush, welcoming island of Cuba and the lonely, dream-soaked reality of Los Angeles. But the revolution has transformed Cuba into a mystery of impossibility, no longer reachable in real life. Margarita longs to travel the world, yet before she can become independent, she’ll have to start high school.

Then the shock waves of war reach America, rippling Margarita’s plans in their wake. Cast into uncertainty, she must grapple with the philosophies of peace, civil rights, freedom of expression, and environmental protection. Despite overwhelming circumstances, she finds solace and empowerment through her education. Amid the challenges of adolescence and a world steeped in conflict, Margarita finds hope beyond the struggle, and love in the most unexpected of places.

ISBN: 9781534429543

Published Date: June 16, 2020

Publisher: Atheneum Books

Language: English

Page Count: 157

Size: 8.50" l x 5.50" w x 1.00" h