Alas Salvajes (Wings in the Wild)

by Engle, Margarita
4.6 out of 5 Customer Rating
ISBN: 9781665927710


Now available in Spanish!

This gorgeously romantic and contemporary novel-in-verse from award-winning author Margarita Engle tells the inspiring love story of two teens fighting for climate action and human rights.

Winged beings are meant to be free. And so are artists, but the Cuban government has criminalized any art that doesn't meet their approval. Soleida and her parents protest this injustice with their secret sculpture garden of chained birds. Then a hurricane exposes the illegal art, and her parents are arrested.

Soleida escapes to Central America alone, joining the thousands of Cuban refugees stranded in Costa Rica while seeking asylum elsewhere. There she meets Dariel, a Cuban American boy whose enigmatic music enchants birds and animals--and Soleida.

Together they work to protect the environment and bring attention to the imprisoned artists in Cuba. Soon they discover that love isn't about falling--it's about soaring together to new heights. But wings can be fragile, and Soleida and Dariel come from different worlds. Can the better future that they are fighting for include being together?

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Author: Engle, Margarita
  • ISBN: 9781665927710
  • Condition: Used
  • Dimensions: 8.25 x 0.51
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • Publication Year: 2023
Language: Spanish

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