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Cuban Refugees: Cuban Roots, American Freedoms

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The island nation of Cuba lies less than 100 miles off the coast of Florida. Since the revolution in 1959 that created a Communist government in Cuba, many Cubans have immigrated to the United States. Cuban Refugees: Cuban Roots, American Freedoms introduces readers to the history of the people who have created a vibrant Cuban-American community in our country.

Table of Contents

  • Ellan, the Miracle Boy
  • Across the Straits
  • Flight from the Homeland
  • The Next Generation
  • Timeline
  • Glossary
  • Further Information
  • Index




  • Suggested Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 6
  • Suggested Reading Level: Grade 5
  • Guided Reading Level: X
  • ATOS Reading Level: 6.5
  • ATOS Interest Level: LG
  • Accelerated Reader® Quiz: 85268
  • Accelerated Reader® Points: 1.0

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Author: Deborah Kent

Deborah Kent was born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, and grew up in nearby Little Falls. She graduated from Oberlin College and received a master's degree from Smith College School for Social Work. For four years, she was a social worker at University Settlement House on New York's Lower East Side. In 1975, Ms. Kent moved to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, where she wrote her first young-adult novel, Belonging. In San Miguel, Ms. Kent helped to found the Centro de Crecimiento, a school for children with disabilities. Ms. Kent is the author of numerous young-adult novels and nonfiction titles for children. She lives in Chicago with her husband, children's author R. Conrad Stein, and their daughter, Janna.


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