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Cuba in My Pocket



by
Adrianna Cuevas

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Macmillan
Imprint
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
ISBN
9780374314675
POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Violence: Gun Violence , Discrimination: Racial Insensitivity/Racism , Violence: Suicide Reference/Discussion
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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, 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?

Author’s note. Glossary.

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Violence: Gun Violence , Discrimination: Racial Insensitivity/Racism , Violence: Suicide Reference/Discussion

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

288

Trim Size

8 3/10" x 5 2/5"

Dewey

F

AR

4.8: points 8

Lexile

760L

Genre

Fic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Apr 2022

Book Genres

Historical Fiction, Realistic Fiction

Topics

Cuban Americans. Families. History of Cuba, 1959–1990. Immigration. Friendship. Miami, Florida. 

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Grades 5-8
Realistic Fiction Middle Plus
For Grades 5-8

Stories with strong, relatable characters that portray believable contemporary or historical real-life experiences.

14 books per Year
$285.46 per Year
Interests
Chapter Books/Novels,Diversity,Fiction,History,Realistic Fiction
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