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Engle writes her new book in clear, short lines of stirring free verse. Caught by the compelling narrative voices, many readers will want to find out more. (Booklist, Starred Review)
A powerful narrative in free verse . . . haunting. (The Horn Book)
Hauntingly beautiful, revealing pieces of Cuba's troubled past through the poetry of hidden moments. (School Library Journal)
Young readers will come away inspired by these portraits of courageous ordinary people. (Kirkus Reviews)
The poems are short but incredibly evocative. (Voice of Youth Advocates)
Margarita Engle is a Cuban American poet, novelist, and journalist whose work has been published in many countries. She is the author of young adult nonfiction books and novels in verse including The Poet Slave of Cuba, Hurricane Dancers, The Firefly Letters, and Tropical Secrets. The Surrender Tree was a Newbery Honor Book. She lives in northern California.