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90 miles to Havana

Author: Enrique Flores-Galbis; Sonia Chaghatzbanian; Roaring Brook Press.; R.R. Donnelley and Sons Company.
Publisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2010
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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When unrest hits the streets of Havana, Cuba, Julian's parents must make the heartbreaking decision to send him and his two brothers away to Miami via the Pedro Pan operation. But when the boys get to Miami, they are thrust into a world where bullies seem to run rampant and it's not always clear how best to protect themselves.
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Dust jackets (Bindings)
Pura Bepre: Honor book
Fiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Enrique Flores-Galbis; Sonia Chaghatzbanian; Roaring Brook Press.; R.R. Donnelley and Sons Company.
ISBN: 9781596431683 1596431687
OCLC Number: 468976535
Notes: "Book design by Sonia Chaghatzbanian"--t.p. verso.
Awards: Pura Belpré Author Honor, 2011
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2011
Notable Book for a Global Society award winner, 2011
Target Audience: Grades 4-7 (School Library Journal)
Description: 292 p. ; 22 cm.
Other Titles: Ninety miles to Havana
Responsibility: Enrique Flores-Galbis.

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When unrest hits the streets of Havana, Cuba, Julian's parents must make the heartbreaking decision to send him and his two brothers away to Miami via the Pedro Pan operation. But when the boys get to Miami, they are thrust into a world where bullies seem to run rampant and it's not always clear how best to protect themselves.

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Difficulties facing young Cuban refugees in a brand new country.

by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2011-04-11) Excellent Permalink

When Castro's rebel forces take over Hanana, Julian and his brother are sent to Miami to wait for their parents who are still in Cuba. What they find in Miami is far different than what they expected. They are dumped into an overcrowded camp for children from Cuba with very little adult supervision....
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