Soaring Earth

ISBN-10: 1534429530
ISBN-13: 9781534429536
Author: Engle, Margarita
Interest Level: 7-12
Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Publication Date: February 2019

Copyright: 2019

Page Count: 192


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Interest Level

Grades 7-12

Reading Level

Lexile: 1190L
Accelerated Reader Level: 7.2
Accelerated Reader Points: 2.0

BISAC Subjects

YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / People & Places / United States / Hispanic & Latino *

YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Poetry *

Description
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.