All the Way to Havana

By: Margarita Engle

Illustrator: Mike Curato

Showcasing the colorful buildings and iconic classic cars of Havana, this verse picture book follows a Cuban boy and his family on their road trip into the city. Author’s note. Illustrator’s note. Full-color illustrations.

ISBN: 9781627796422

JLG Release: Dec 2017

Sensitive Areas: No sensitive areas
Topics: Automobile travel , Automobile maintenance and repair , Family life , Havana, Cuba , Transportation , Cars

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Multicultural Elementary

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Awards & Honors

Keystone to Reading Award 2018—2019 Nominee 2018 Américas Award Honor
Booklist Top 10 Diverse Picture Books: 2018
2018 Charlotte Zolotow Award Highly Commended
ALSC Notable Children’s Books 2018, Younger
CCBC Choices 2018 Choice: Picture Books for School-Age Children
Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2017, Picture Books
CSMCL Best Multicultural Children’s Books of 2017

Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, Booklist*, Publishers Weekly*

Book Details



First Release

December 2017



Dewey Classification

Trim Size

8 1/2" x 11"

Page Count


Accelerated Reader

Level 4.2; Points: 0.5;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 4.7; Points: 1;


Level AD890L


Print Book


Hardcover edition


Henry Holt

Potentially Sensitive Areas

No sensitive areas


Automobile travel, Automobile maintenance and repair, Family life, Havana, Cuba, Transportation, Cars,

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