90 Miles to Havana

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Price
$8.99  $8.27
Publisher
Square Fish
Publish Date
Pages
292
Dimensions
5.26 X 7.66 X 1.14 inches | 0.52 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781250005595

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About the Author

Enrique Flores-Galbis, at age nine, was one of 14,000 children who left Cuba in 1961, without their parents, in a mass exodus called Operation Pedro Pan. He and his two older brothers spent months in a refugee camp in southern Florida; this historical novel is inspired by that experience. The author of Raining Sardines, Enrique lives in Forest Hills, New York, with his family.

Reviews

"Flores-Galbis ably portrays the harsh realities these young Cuban immigrants faced: little hope of reunification with family members, dwindling resources, and insufficient government support, while also conveying their resilience in the face of emotional upheaval." --Publishers Weekly

"Inspired by Flores-Galbis' experiences as a Pedro Pan refugee, the fast-moving story should easily hook both historical-fiction and adventure readers." --Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"It's hard to imagine any child putting this book down." --School Library Journal

"It will introduce readers to a not-so-distant period whose echoes are still felt today and inspire admiration for young people who had to be brave despite frightening and lonely odds." --Kirkus Reviews

"Drawing on his own experience as a child refugee from Cuba, Flores-Galbis offers a gripping historical novel about children who were evacuated from Cuba to the U.S. during Operation Pedro Pan in 1961. . . . This is a seldom-told refugee story that will move readers with the first-person, present-tense rescue narrative, filled with betrayal, kindness, and waiting for what may never come." --Booklist