Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Small Fry Pick of the Week: Enchanted Air

Cover image for Enchanted air : a Cold War memoir

Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings: A Memoir by Margarita Engle

Margarita is a girl from two worlds.  Her heart lies in Cuba, her mother's 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 summers when she 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 are not.

Then a revolution breaks out in Cuba.  Margarita fears for her family.  When the hostility between Cuba and the United States erupts into the Bay of Pigs invasion, Margarita's worlds collide in the worst way possible.  How can two countries she loves hate each other so much?  And will she ever get to visit her beautiful island again?

Tween/Middle Grade
Ages 12+

Click on the title to place it on hold at the Ventress Memorial Library!