|aThe poet slave of Cuba : |ba biography of Juan Francisco Manzano / |cMargarita Engle ; art by Sean Qualls.
|a1st Square Fish ed.
|aNew York : |bSquare Fish, |c2011.
|a184 p. : |bill. ; |c22 cm.
|aBorn a slave, raised by a woman not his mother, and denied an education, Juan overcame all the personal obstacles he faced as a child in order toreach freedom, pursue his natural talents, and become the celebrated poet he was destined to be.
|aManzano, Juan Francisco, 1797-1854--Juvenile poetry.