Cuba in My Pocket

Adrianna Cuevas (Author)
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135476
Product Type: Paperback Books
Age Groups: Ages 7 to 9, Ages 10 to 12

A middle grade historical novel about a twelve-year-old boy who leaves his family in Cuba to immigrate to the U.S. by himself, based on the author's family history.

When the failed Bay of Pigs invasion in 1961 solidifies Castro’s power in Cuba, twelve-year-old Cumba’s family makes the difficult decision to send him to Florida alone. Faced with the prospect of living in another country by himself, Cumba tries to remember the sound of his father’s clarinet and the smell of his mother’s lavender perfume.

Life in the United States presents a whole new set of challenges. Lost in a sea of English speakers, Cumba has to navigate a new city, a new school, and new freedom all on his own. With each day, Cumba feels more confident in his new surroundings, but he continues to wonder: Will his family ever be whole again? Or will they remain just out of reach, ninety miles across the sea?

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SKU 135476
ISBN 9781250853165
Language English
Lexile ® Measure 760L
Page Count 320
Product Type Paperback Books
Book Type Middle Grade Novels
Primary Contributor Adrianna Cuevas
Age Groups Ages 7 to 9, Ages 10 to 12
Publisher Square Fish