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Eyes open / Lyn Miller-Lachmann.


Portugal, 1967. Sónia thinks she knows what her future holds. She'll become a poet, and together she and her artist boyfriend, Zé Miguel, will rise above the government restrictions that shape their lives. The restrictions on what Sónia can do and where she can go without a man's permission. The restrictions on what music she can enjoy, what books she can read, what questions she can ask.But when Zé Miguel is arrested for anti-government activities and Sónia's family's restaurant is shut down, Sónia's plans are upended. No longer part of the comfortable middle class, she's forced to leave school and take a low-paying, grueling, dangerous job. She thought she understood the dark sides of her world, but now she sees suffering she never imagined.Without the protection of her boyfriend or her family, can Sónia find a way to fight for justice? This poignant novel in verse follows a teen girl discovering how to resist tyranny and be true to herself.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9798765610114
  • Physical Description: 344 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Minneapolis, MN : Carolrhoda Lab, [2024]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes discussion questions.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 14-18. Carolrhoda Lab.
Grades 10-12. Carolrhoda Lab.
Subject: Political activists > Juvenile fiction.
Political prisoners > Juvenile fiction.
Poets > Juvenile fiction.
Dictatorship > Juvenile fiction.
Portugal > History > 1910-1974 > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Novels in verse.
Historical fiction.

Available copies

  • 7 of 14 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Cape Girardeau Public Library System.


  • 0 current holds with 14 total copies.
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Cape Girardeau Public Library MIL (Text) 33042004971084 Teen New Books Available -

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