The Poet Slave of Cuba

The Poet Slave of Cuba

A Biography of Juan Francisco Manzano

Book - 2011
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Born a slave, raised by a woman not his mother, and denied an education, Juan overcame all the personal obstacles he faced as a child in order to reach freedom, pursue his natural talents, and become the celebrated poet he was destined to be.
Publisher: New York : Square Fish, 2011.
Edition: 1st Square Fish ed.
Copyright Date: ©2006
ISBN: 9780312659288
Characteristics: 184 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Qualls, Sean - Illustrator
Study Program: Accelerated Reader AR MG+ 6.3 2.0 121445.


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KRockstar10 Nov 22, 2013

Beautiful, touching biography of Juan Francisco Manzano, who endured years of brutal treatment at the hands of his Mistress. Despite her borderline insanity, Juan is able to memorize huge swaths of poetry in many languages, and these verses become his mental escape. Dark in some places, but not graphic


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EPLPicks_Teen Mar 13, 2010

A fictionalized account based on the autobiography of an extraordinary man, born into slavery in 1797. Grade 7 - 12


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