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Enchanted Air

Author : Margarita Engle
ISBN : 9781481435246
Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
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In this poetic memoir, which won the Pura Belpré Author Award, was a YALSA Nonfiction Finalist, and was named a Walter Dean Myers Award Honoree, acclaimed author Margarita Engle tells of growing up as a child of two cultures during the Cold War. Margarita is a girl from two worlds. Her heart lies in Cuba, her mother’s tropical island country, a place so lush with vibrant life that it seems like a fairy tale kingdom. But most of the time she lives in Los Angeles, lonely in the noisy city and dreaming of the summers when she can take a plane through the enchanted air to her beloved island. Words and images are her constant companions, friendly and comforting when the children at school are not. Then a revolution breaks out in Cuba. Margarita fears for her far-away family. When the hostility between Cuba and the United States erupts at the Bay of Pigs Invasion, Margarita’s worlds collide in the worst way possible. How can the two countries she loves hate each other so much? And will she ever get to visit her beautiful island again?
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Soaring Earth

Author : Margarita Engle
ISBN : 9781534429536
Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
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In this powerful companion to her award-winning memoir Enchanted Air, Young People’s Poet Laureate Margarita Engle recounts her teenage years during the turbulent 1960s. 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.
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction


Author : Alexis Burling
ISBN : 9781680797343
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This title examines the genre of nonfiction in Enchanted Air, Brown Girl Dreaming, Chasing Lincoln's Killer, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, and Plastic: A Toxic Love Story. It features four analysis papers that consider nonfiction, each using different critical lenses, writing techniques, or aspects of the genre. Critical thinking questions, sidebars highlighting and explaining each thesis and argument, and other possible approaches for analysis help students understand the mechanics of essay writing. Features include a glossary, references, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Life Of Edward Norris Kirk

Author : David Otis Mears
ISBN : PRNC:32101063841140
Genre : Abolitionists
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Category: Abolitionists

Moby Dick

Author : Herman Melville
ISBN : 9781101637715
Genre : Fiction
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Herman Melville's thrilling nautical adventure—a timeless allegory and an epic saga of heroic determination and conflict. At the heart of Moby-Dick is the powerful, unknowable sea—and Captain Ahab, a brooding, one-legged fanatic who has sworn vengeance on the mammoth white whale that crippled him. Narrated by Ishmael, a wayfarer who joins the crew of Ahab’s whaling ship, this is the story of that hair-raising voyage, and of the men who embraced hardship and nameless horrors as they dared to challenge God’s most dreaded creation and death itself for a chance at immortality. A novel that delves with astonishing vigor into the complex souls of men, Moby-Dick is an impassioned drama of the ultimate human struggle that the Atlantic Monthly called “the greatest of American novels.” With an Introduction by Elizabeth Renker and an Afterword by Christopher Buckley From the Paperback edition.
Category: Fiction

First Love

Author : Romain Gary
ISBN : 0822204029
Genre : Drama
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THE STORY: Richard Watts describes the play as the appealing heartfelt chronicle of a son's often sorely tried devotion to a remarkable, courageous and almost epically exasperating mother. Episodic and somewhat leisurely, it possesses a kind of hu
Category: Drama

The Theatre Of Illusion

Author : Pierre Corneille
ISBN : 0822225034
Genre : Drama
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THE STORY: THE THEATRE OF ILLUSION is a tale of magic, love, revenge, mistaken identity, and mistaken perspective. Described by the author as a comedy, a caprice and an extravagance, it is widely considered to be Pierre Corneille's masterpiece.
Category: Drama

Mystery And Detective Stories

Author : Julian Hawthorne
ISBN : 9783955079888
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Includes various narratives from de Maupassant, Voltaire, Pliny the Younger and others. Originally released in 1907.