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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (175 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Margarita Engle Narrator: Matt Green, Vane Millon, Ozzie Rodriguez, Roberto Santana Publisher: Listening Library Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Last year, in Berlin
on the Night of Crystal
my grandfather was killed
while I held his hand.

Daniel has escaped Nazi Germany with nothing but a desperate dream that he might one day find his parents again. But that golden land called New York has turned away the ship full of refugees, and Daniel finds himself in Cuba.

As the tropical island begins to work its magic on him, the young refugee befriends a local girl with some painful secrets of her own. Yet even in Cuba, the Nazi darkness is never far away.

At once deeply personal and utterly universal, Tropical Secrets is a stunning new history in verse from award-winning poet Margarita Engle. Download and start listening now!


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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Shannon | 1/23/2014

    " Very interesting story line - but I wanted more. I never knew the role Cuba played in taking in holocaust refugees - many other intersting historical tidbits but overall the free verse style left me wanting more plot details and character development. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kristin | 1/17/2014

    " Nice. Pair with NF title "Denied Detained Deported" which has a section that deals with boats of refugees being denied at the US border then heading to Cuba. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Lisa | 12/30/2013

    " Simple verses tell the story of Daniel's escape from Nazi Germany to Cuba. In a few words a great deal of history is conveyed. I knew nothing about the Jewish and Christian refugees in Cuba and their treatment during WW II before reading Tropical Secrets. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Andy | 12/10/2013

    " I don't usually like books in verse, but I found this one dream-like and kinda mesmerizing. Also learned more about a pretty interesting chapter in history. "

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