Shop By RecipientBaby Gifts Children Age 2-5 Children Age 5-8 Children Age 8-10 Children Age 10-12 Children Age 12-14 Teen Gifts Gifts for Women Gifts for Men Gifts for Couples Family Gifts
Popular CategoriesGifts for Father's Day Gifts for Graduation Gifts for Kids Gifts for Her Teen Fiction Adult Books for Teens Mysteries and Thrillers Adult Fiction Adult Nonfiction Gifts for Cooks New Baby Gifts Wedding Gifts
Get our Experts' Monthly Book Recommendations
The Firefly Letters: A Suffragette's Journey to Cuba
by Engle, Margarita (Author)
In this stunning new work in verse, a Newbery Honor winner paints a portrait of early women's rights pioneer Fredrika Bremer and the journey to Cuba that transformed her life.
Age Range: From 10 to 17
Format: Hardcover, 151 pages
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company, March 2010
Product Dimensions: 8.24 L × 6.52 W × 0.69 H
Publisher Marketing: The freedom to roam is something that women and girls in Cuba do not have. Yet when Fredrika Bremer visits from Sweden in 1851 to learn about the people of this magical island, she is accompanied by Cecilia, a young slave who longs for her lost home in Africa. Soon Elena, the wealthy daughter of the house, sneaks out to join them. As the three women explore the lush countryside, they form a bond that breaks the barriers of language and culture. In this quietly powerful new book, award-winning poet Margarita Engle paints a portrait of early women's rights pioneer Fredrika Bremer and the journey to Cuba that transformed her life.
* Subject to availability