Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings: A Memoir
by Margarita Engle
Grades 5 & up
This hauntingly beautiful memoir in verse carries the theme of wings and flying throughout Margarita Engle’s childhood. Growing up in Los Angeles, she spent many summers with her mother’s family in Cuba until the cold war and the Cuban Missile Crisis made that impossible. These poems look at what it was like to grow up torn between two cultures, as well as the many travels she took with her family. Recommended for grades 5 & up.