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First person fiction.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
West Lafayette PL - West Lafayette J FIC Vec (Text) 31951003257711 Children's Room - Fiction Available -
West Lafayette PL - West Lafayette J FIC Vec (Text) 31951003307029 In Storage - Please Ask Available -

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  • ISBN: 0439382009 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 9780439382007 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: print
    215 pages, 19 unnumbered pages ; 18 cm.
  • Edition: 1st Scholastic pbk. printing.
  • Publisher: New York : Scholastic, 2004.

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Summary, etc.: Writing in the diary which her father gave her, thirteen-year-old Yara describes life with her family in Havana, Cuba, in 1967 as well as her experiences in Miami, Florida, after immigrating there to be reunited with some relatives while leaving others behind. Yara Garcia and her family live a middle-class life in Havana, Cuba. But in 1967, as Communist ruler Fidel Castro tightens his hold on Cuba, the Garcias, who do not share the political beliefs of the Communist Party, are forced to flee to Miami, Florida. There, Yara encounters a strange land with foreign customs. She knows very little English, and she finds that the other students in her new school have much more freedom than she and her sisters. Tension develops between her parents, as Mami grows more independent and Papi joins a militant anti-Castro organization.
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850 Lexile.
Subject: Cuban Americans Juvenile fiction
Cuban Americans Fiction
Immigrants Fiction
Emigration and immigration Fiction
Diaries Fiction
Cuba History 1959- Fiction
Miami (Fla.) History 20th century Fiction
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