Margarita Engle
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Author: Margarita Engle | Narrator: Yesenia Cabrero, Chris Nunez, Ozzie Rodriguez and Roberto Santana
Release Date: May 12, 2009
Together we belonged
along with countless others
human beasts of burden
to the proud Marquesa . . .

Juan Francisco Manzano has never known any other life. Born into the household of a wealthy slaveowner in Cuba in 1797, he spent his early years by the side of a woman who made him call her Mamá, even though he had a mama of his own.
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Author: Margarita Engle | Narrator: Matt Green, Vane Millon, Ozzie Rodriguez and Roberto Santana
Release Date: April 28, 2009
Last year, in Berlin
on the Night of Crystal
my grandfather was killed
while I held his hand.

Daniel has escaped Nazi Germany with nothing but a desperate dream that he might one day find his parents again. But that golden land called New York has turned away the ship full of refugees, and Daniel finds himself in Cuba.
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Author: Margarita Engle | Narrator: Various
Release Date: April 28, 2009
How can there be
a little war.
Are some deaths
smaller than others,
leaving mothers
who weep
a little less.

Cuba has fought three wars for independence, and still she is not free. Her people have been rounded up in reconcentration camps, where there is always too little food and too much illness.
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