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“…Through these young people’s experiences, the realities of Cubans’ lives are presented in nuanced and complex ways in this thoroughly researched work. Many moments will ring true to young Cubans who have grown up on family stories, down to the slang and details of daily life at the time. A well-researched, thoughtful, and moving look at post-revolutionary Cuba.”
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Crecer Siendo Cubano

Written by Sonia Manzano
Published by Scholastic en Espanol

En vísperas de un cambio de régimen en Cuba, Ana, Miguel, Zulema y Juan encuentran su lugar en un mundo que ha cambiado para siempre. Vemos los duraderos efectos de una revolución en La Habana, en el campo, en Miami y en Nueva York, en medio de un tórrido momento histórico. A través de estas historias cortas se nos recuerda que al margen de los tiempos que nos toquen vivir, todos estamos conectados para siempre en nuestra humanidad.In the wake of a new regime in Cuba, Ana, Miguel, Zulema, and Juan learn to find a place for themselves in a world forever changed.

In a tumultuous moment of history, we see the lasting effects of a revolution in Havana, the countryside, Miami, and New York. Through these snapshot stories, we are reminded that regardless of any tumultuous times, we are all forever connected in our humanity.

Look for the English version, Coming Up Cuban: Rising Past Castro’s Shadow.

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Available As: Paperback
, Age 9 or older

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Setting: Cuba, United States

Character's Place in the Immigration Journey: In Home Country

Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience

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