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 Coming up Cuban
 Author: Manzano, Sonia

 Publisher:  Scholastic Press (2022)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 301 p.,  21 cm

 BTSB No: 602395 ISBN: 9781338065152
 Ages: 12-16 Grades: 7-11

 Cubans -- Fiction
 Life change events -- Fiction
 Cuba -- History -- 1958-1959, Revolution

Price: $23.28

Examines the impact of the 1959 Cuban Revolution on four children from very different walks of life. 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.

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Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 4.10
   Points: 8.0   Quiz: 517202

   Kirkus Reviews (+) (06/15/22)
   Booklist (07/01/22)

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Booklist - 07/01/2022 In Coming Up Cuban, lo que significa buscar la identidad personal, meaning “the significance of finding our personal identity,” is a theme that takes center stage. The story follows four children from Cuba who find themselves seeking solace and pondering what’s next after Fidel Castro assumes power, an act that quickly leads to the 1959 Cuban Revolution. Ana, Miguel, Zulema, and Juan face the conflict from different circumstances, but all cling to hope for a better future. Over the course of the story, the characters face their fears, grow as individuals, and learn serious lessons during a difficult time in Cuba’s history. As readers follow the characters, they will see the complexity inherent to issues that arise during times of political unrest, such as emigrating to another country and the lingering effects such life-altering decisions have. Featuring gorgeous cover art and a sprinkling of chapter illustrations, this novel is a fantastic choice for middle-school libraries. It gives history relevance and showcases how the characters’ actions relate to hope, growth, and inner strength. - Copyright 2022 Booklist.

Booklist - 07/01/2022 - Copyright 2022 Booklist.

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