Cuba in My Pocket
Adrianna Cuevas (Author)
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By the author of 2021 Pura Belpré Honor Book The Total Eclipse of Nestor Lopez, a sweeping, emotional 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.
"I don't remember. Tell me everything, Pepito. Tell me about Cuba."
...Cuevas' latest is a triumph of the heart...A compassionate, emotionally astute portrait of a young Cuban in exile. --Kirkus, STARRED REVIEW Cuevas' intense and immersive account of a Cuban boy's experience after the failed Bay of Pigs Invasion brings a specific point in history alive. --Booklist, STARRED REVIEW
Cuevas packs this sophomore novel with palpable emotions and themes of friendship, love, longing, and trauma, attentively conveying tumultuous historical events from the lens of one young refugee. -- Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr)
September 21, 2021
5.74 X 8.44 X 1.02 inches | 0.81 pounds
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About the Author
Adrianna Cuevas is the author of Pura Belpré Honor book The Total Eclipse of Nestor Lopez and Cuba in My Pocket. She is a first-generation Cuban-American originally from Miami, Florida. After teaching Spanish and ESOL for sixteen years, she decided to pursue her passion for storytelling. Adrianna currently resides outside of Austin, TX with her husband and son where they enjoy hiking, traveling, and cooking lots of Cuban food. adriannacuevas.com