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Cartas de Cuba (Letters from Cuba)



by
Ruth Behar

Edition
Paperback
Publisher
Penguin Random House
Imprint
Vintage Español
ISBN
9780593313510
POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Language: Racial or Ethnic Epithet/Slur , Discrimination: Racial Insensitivity/Racism , Discrimination: Religious , Social Issue: Slavery in Historical Context
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Pura Belpré Award Winner Ruth Behar’s inspiring story of a young Jewish girl who escapes Poland to make a new life in Cuba, while she works to rescue the rest of her family.

The situation is getting dire for Jews in Poland on the eve of World War II. Esther’s father has fled to Cuba, and she is the first one to join him. It’s heartbreaking to be separated from her beloved sister, so Esther promises to write down everything that happens until they’re reunited. And she does, recording both the good—the kindness of the Cuban people and her discovery of a valuable hidden talent—and the bad: the fact that Nazism has found a foothold even in Cuba. Esther’s evocative letters are full of her appreciation for life and reveal a resourceful, determined girl with a rare ability to bring people together, all the while striving to get the rest of their family out of Poland before it’s too late.

Based on Ruth Behar’s family history, this compelling story celebrates the resilience of the human spirit in the most challenging times.Author’s note, with photograph. Resources.

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Language: Racial or Ethnic Epithet/Slur , Discrimination: Racial Insensitivity/Racism , Discrimination: Religious , Social Issue: Slavery in Historical Context

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Format

Print

Page Count

304

Trim Size

8" x 5 1/5"

Dewey

F

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0: points 0

Genre

Fic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Sep 2021

Book Genres

Historical Fiction, Realistic Fiction, Epistolary

Topics

World War II (1939–1945). Sisters. Correspondence. Letters. Havana, Cuba. Emigration and immigration. Poland. Refugees. Jewish people. Dressmaking. Twentieth-century Cuban history. Spanish language materials.

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