Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Enchanted Air: two cultures, two wings - a memoir
from the book...
is a girl from two worlds. Her heart lies in Cuba, her motherís 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
In her most personal and deeply moving work yet, Margarita Engle tells of growing up with two cultures duing a time of cold hostility between nations, an almost-war of words that shaped this sensitive young girl into an award-winning poet who enriches the world with words of a far more hopeful kind.
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