The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba’s Struggle for Freedom by Margarita Engle

Summary: Cuba has fought three wars for independence, and still she is not free. This history in verse creates a lyrical portrait of Cuba. 169 p., Henry Holt & Co.

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3 Responses

  1. I liked middle of this book alot. I think that the way that it is written (in verse) really helps express feelings and makes the story interesting when it wouldn’t be otherwise. It would have been my favorite if its ending hadn’t been so abrupt and unconclusive.

  2. Yes, but I guess their lives seemed abrupt and inconclusive, right?
    I consider this one to be more informative than story. Very interesting perspective on history.

  3. I really liked this book. Even though verse is not my favorite type of writing, this book was a really interesting way to learn some history. I loved reading this.

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