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90 miles to Havana

Author: Enrique Flores-Galbis; Sonia Chaghatzbanian; Roaring Brook Press.; R.R. Donnelley and Sons Company.
Publisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2010
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
Summary:
When unrest hits the streets of Havana, Cuba, Julian's parents must make the heartbreaking decision to send him and his two brothers away to Miami via the Pedro Pan operation. But when the boys get to Miami, they are thrust into a world where bullies seem to run rampant and it's not always clear how best to protect themselves. Inspired very much by his own experiences of leaving Cuba when he was a boy, Flores-Galbis  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Pura Bepre: Honor book
Fiction
Juvenile works
Dust jackets (Bindings)
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Enrique Flores-Galbis; Sonia Chaghatzbanian; Roaring Brook Press.; R.R. Donnelley and Sons Company.
ISBN: 9781596431683 1596431687
OCLC Number: 468976535
Notes: "Book design by Sonia Chaghatzbanian"--Title page verso.
Awards: Pura Belpré Author Honor, 2011
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2011
Notable Book for a Global Society award winner, 2011
Target Audience: Grades 4-7 (School Library Journal).
Description: 292 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Big fish --
Flying chairs --
The omelet --
Wagging finger --
Locked up tight --
Almond revenge --
Pork chops --
Miami airport --
Initiation --
Private suite --
Angel in the dirt --
Dolores de la Carne --
Good homes --
The windup --
Innocent Romeo --
Tribute --
Did you say good-bye? --
Toma-tron --
Big snake --
Dolores Democratic --
Plans and traps --
The revolution --
Caballo Rojo --
The democratic way --
Red X --
The last hoop --
Alone in Miami --
Armando --
The plan --
Making Tomas-ade --
Selling Tomas-ade --
Monster engine --
Armando's surprise --
Patching --
Rain --
Bad news --
Gravity slips --
The pirate's channel --
Jump --
Heroes --
Connect-y-cut.
Other Titles: Ninety miles to Havana
Responsibility: Enrique Flores-Galbis.

Abstract:

When unrest hits the streets of Havana, Cuba, Julian's parents must make the heartbreaking decision to send him and his two brothers away to Miami via the Pedro Pan operation. But when the boys get to Miami, they are thrust into a world where bullies seem to run rampant and it's not always clear how best to protect themselves. Inspired very much by his own experiences of leaving Cuba when he was a boy, Flores-Galbis offers up a coming-of-age story that explores the feelings of isolation and confusion that come with leaving one's homeland, especially when that country is only ninety miles away. - Jacket flap.
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Difficulties facing young Cuban refugees in a brand new country.

by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2011-04-11) Excellent Permalink

When Castro's rebel forces take over Hanana, Julian and his brother are sent to Miami to wait for their parents who are still in Cuba. What they find in Miami is far different than what they expected. They are dumped into an overcrowded camp for children from Cuba with very little adult supervision....
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