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 Island treasures : growing up in Cuba
 Author: Ada, Alma Flor

 Added Entry - Personal Name: Ada, Alma Flor
Ada, Alma Flor
 Illustrator: Rodriguez, Edel
Martorell, Antonio

 Publisher:  Atheneum Books for Young Readers
 Pub Year: 2015

 Dewey: 813
 Classification: Biography
 Physical Description: 227 p., ill., 21 cm.

 BTSB No: 040829 ISBN: 9781481442459
 Ages: 8-12 Grades: 3-7

 Ada, Alma Flor -- Childhood and youth
 Ada, Alma Flor -- Homes and haunts -- Cuba
 American authors
 Cuban authors
 Cuban American women
 Cuba -- Social life and customs
 Cuba -- Intellectual life

Price: $6.50

The author's inspiring look at her own childhood in Cuba.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 6.70
   Points: 6.0   Quiz: 175639

   Kirkus Reviews (05/01/15)
   School Library Journal (06/01/15)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 06/01/2015 Gr 4–6—In this memoir collection, Ada vividly recounts childhood stories, painting pictures with words that allow readers to almost taste Cuban foods, smell her grandmother's talcum, and feel the red clay used to make pottery. Ada presents five original vignettes in the section "Days at La Quinta Simoni," which is sandwiched between her classic Where the Flame Trees Bloom (1994) and her award-winning Under the Royal Palms: A Childhood in Cuba (1998, both S. & S.). Ada adopts the tone of an older adult fondly sharing childhood memories with a beloved child—the reader. She weaves life lessons and Cuban customs and values throughout her recollections of eccentric relatives and community members and incorporates descriptions of childhood joys, tragedies, and humorous anecdotes. Although most Spanish terms are translated or defined within the text, a glossary aids those new to the language. VERDICT A lovely addition to memoir collections.—Ruth Quiroa, National Louis University, IL - Copyright 2015 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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