When your daughter hands you a book and says, "You have to read this." You do. The Lightening Dreamer by Margarita Engle is about slavery in Cuba. Told in poems, I am enchanted after three pages. I read: "Secretly, I open/ an invisible book in my mind,/ and I step/ through its magical door shape/ into a universe/ of dangerous villains/ and breathtaking hero's./ Many of the heroes are men/ and boys, but some are girls/ so tall/ strong/ and clever/ that they rescue other children/ from monsters." #weread #mcbd #weneeddiversebooks #cuba #harcourt  #houghton
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  • booksbabiesandbowsWhen your daughter hands you a book and says, "You have to read this." You do. The Lightening Dreamer by Margarita Engle is about slavery in Cuba. Told in poems, I am enchanted after three pages. I read: "Secretly, I open/ an invisible book in my mind,/ and I step/ through its magical door shape/ into a universe/ of dangerous villains/ and breathtaking hero's./ Many of the heroes are men/ and boys, but some are girls/ so tall/ strong/ and clever/ that they rescue other children/ from monsters." #weread #mcbd #weneeddiversebooks #cuba #harcourt #houghton

  • maryepifano@booksbabiesandbows thank you and your daughter for sharing. This will be my next book. Sounds quite powerful.
  • booksbabiesandbows@maryepifano it is a quick read. I read it last night, and it was such a powerful read.
  • devauntesmithdempsey_I can dig it👌
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