The lightning dreamer : Cuba's greatest abolitionist /
by Engle, Margarita.Material type: BookPublisher: Boston ; New York : Harcourt, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013Description: 182 pages ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9780547807430 (hardback) :; 0547807430 (hardback).Title notes: $16.99 1-2014 (db)Subject(s): Gómez de Avellaneda y Arteaga, Gertrudis, 1814-1873 -- Juvenile fiction | Novels in verse | Gómez de Avellaneda y Arteaga, Gertrudis, 1814-1873 -- Fiction | Authors -- Fiction | Feminists -- Fiction | Abolitionists -- Fiction | Cuba -- History -- 1810-1899 -- Fiction | Biographical fiction | Novels in verse | Historical fiction
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"I find it so easy to forget / that I'm just a girl who is expected / to live / without thoughts."<br> <br> Opposing slavery in Cuba in the nineteenth century was dangerous. The most daring abolitionists were poets who veiled their work in metaphor. Of these, the boldest was Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda, nicknamed Tula. In passionate, accessible verses of her own, Engle evokes the voice of this book-loving feminist and abolitionist who bravely resisted an arranged marriage at the age of fourteen, and was ultimately courageous enough to fight against injustice. Historical notes, excerpts, and source notes round out this exceptional tribute.
$16.99 1-2014 (db)
In free verse, evokes the voice of Gertrudis Gomez de Avellaneda, a book-loving writer, feminist, and abolitionist who courageously fought injustice in nineteenth-century Cuba. Includes historical notes, excerpts from her writings, biographical information, and source notes.
Includes bibliographical references (page 181).
Historical background -- pt. 1. Suns and rays, 1827 -- pt. 2. The orphan theater, 1827 -- pt. 3. The marriage market, 1828 -- pt. 4. See me as I am, 1829 -- pt. 5. The hotel of Peace, 1836 -- Historical note -- The writing of Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda.