The lightning dreamer: Cuba's greatest abolitionist

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"I find it so easy to forget / that I'm just a girl who is expected / to live / without thoughts." 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 G#65533;mez 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.
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subject_facet Abolitionists, Abolitionists -- Fiction, Abolitionists. -- Fiction, Authors, Authors -- Fiction, Authors. -- Fiction, Cuba -- History -- 1810-1899, Cuba -- History -- 1810-1899 -- Fiction, Cuba -- History. -- 1810-1899 -- Fiction, Feminists, Feminists -- Fiction, Feminists. -- Fiction, Gómez de Avellaneda y Arteaga, Gertrudis, -- 1814-1873 -- Fiction, Gómez de Avellaneda y Arteaga, Gertrudis, -- 1814-1873 -- Juvenile fiction, Gómez de Avellaneda y Arteaga, Gertrudis, -- 1814-1873 -- Fiction, Historical fiction, Novels in verse
title_display The lightning dreamer : Cuba's greatest abolitionist
title_full The Lightning Dreamer Cuba's Greatest Abolitionist, The lightning dreamer : Cuba's greatest abolitionist / Margarita Engle
title_short The lightning dreamer :
title_sub Cuba's greatest abolitionist
topic_facet Abolitionists, Authors, Feminists, Gómez de Avellaneda y Arteaga, Gertrudis, Gómez de Avellaneda y Arteaga, Gertrudis, Historical Fiction, History, Novels in verse, Young Adult Fiction