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Lion Island : Cuba's warrior of words / Margarita Engle.

Engle, Margarita (author.).
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  • 4 of 4 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Fayette Co PL - Connersville J ENGLE (Text) 39230031784760 Children Books Available -
Greenwood PL - Greenwood J ENG (Text) 36626103747275 JUV Fiction Books Available -
Jennings Co PL - North Vernon JUV FIC ENG (Text) 30653005575766 Juvenile Fiction Available -
Perry Co PL - Tell City Main Library YA F ENG (Text) 70621000441006 Young Adult - Fiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781481461122
  • ISBN: 1481461125
  • Physical Description: 163 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, [2016]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (page 161).
Summary, etc.:
For most Cubans in the nineteenth century life is anything but beautiful. The country is fighting for freedom from Spain. Enslaved Africans and nearly-enslaved Chinese indentured servants are forced to work long, backbreaking hours in the fields. Antonio feels lucky to have found a good job as a messenger, where his richly blended cultural background is an asset. Through his work he meets Wing, a young Chinese fruit seller who barely escaped the anti-Asian riots in San Francisco, and his sister Fan, a talented singer. With injustice all around them, the three friends are determined that violence will not be the only way to gain liberty. A haunting yet hopeful novel in verse.
Subject: Chuffat Latour, Antonio, 1860- > Childhood and youth > Juvenile fiction.
Chuffat Latour, Antonio, 1860- > Childhood and youth > Fiction.
Chinese > Cuba > Juvenile fiction.
Racially mixed people > Juvenile fiction.
Indentured servants > Juvenile fiction.
Slavery > Juvenile fiction.
Novels in verse > Juvenile fiction.
Novels in verse.
Racially mixed people > Fiction.
Indentured servants > Fiction.
Slavery > Fiction.
Chinese > Cuba > Fiction.
Cuba > History > 1810-1899 > Fiction.

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