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Tu corazón, mi cielo: El amor en los tiempos del hambre (Your Heart, My Sky: Love in a Time of Hunger)



by
Margarita Engle

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Simon & Schuster
Imprint
Atheneum
ISBN
9781534482173
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Social Issue: Harsh Realities of Life , Sexual Content: Mild Sexual Content/Themes
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Spanish Middle

Acclaimed author Margarita Engle tells a “deeply felt and engrossing” (Horn Book Magazine) story of love in a time of hunger inspired by her own family’s struggles during a dark period in Cuba’s history.

The people of Cuba are living in el período especial en tiempos de paz—the special period in times of peace. That’s what the government insists that this era must be called, but the reality behind these words is starvation.

Liana is struggling to find enough to eat. Yet hunger has also made her brave: she finds the courage to skip a summer of so-called volunteer farm labor, even though she risks government retribution. Nearby, a quiet, handsome boy named Amado also refuses to comply, so he wanders alone, trying to discover rare sources of food.

A chance encounter with an enigmatic dog brings Liana and Amado together. United in hope and hunger, they soon discover that their feelings for each other run deep. Love can feed their souls and hearts—but is it enough to withstand el período especial?

Author’s note.

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Social Issue: Harsh Realities of Life , Sexual Content: Mild Sexual Content/Themes

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

224

Trim Size

8 1/2" x 5 1/2"

Dewey

F

AR

0: points 0

Genre

Fic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Aug 2022

Book Genres

Novels in Verse, Historical Fiction

Topics

Starvation. Dogs. Love. Family life. Twentieth-century Cuban history. Point of view. Spanish language materials. 

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