Winner of a Pura Belpré Award, this middle grade Cuban American coming-of-age novel is inspired by the author's own experience.
When Julian's parents make the heartbreaking decision to send him and his two brothers away from Cuba to Miami via the Pedro Pan operation, the boys are thrust into a new world where bullies run rampant and it’s not always clear how best to protect themselves.
©2010 Enrique Flores-Galbis (P)2013 AudioGO
This is real! Immigration for what ever need or want still mirrors hardship! The triumph is strong! As a mother of two boys I could never imagine the pain of making such a decision. As a social worker I respect the perils of all individuals who come to this country to make it great!
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When the family drives down the familiar boulevard of Havana and sees people looting the houses of the rich. The father tells the son, "Remember this. This is what a revolution looks like."
Actually, although I liked his voice and subtle accent, I think an actor might have done a better job.
This is supposed to be a book for ages 10-14. I bought the audiobook for my dyslexic daughter when it was assigned in her 5th grade class. However, I really enjoyed it too!
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