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Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings

By Kate Pavao, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Poignant memoir-in-verse recalls Cuban American's childhood.

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Margarita Engle's moving, lyrical memoir breathes life into a piece of history that may be unknown to many tweens and teens. Her unique perspective is especially relevant as the United States and Cuba began to normalize strained relations in 2015. Readers will find it easy to relate to Margarita's struggles, such as having parents from another culture, having relatives living in poor conditions in other countries, and facing prejudice in America because of political situations outside of her control. The author hits heavy on the theme of feeling like two people in two different worlds, but characters beyond the narrator are mostly undeveloped. Even so, her

Engle's fast-moving narrative poetry makes this a good choice for reluctant readers.

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