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Cuban Refugees

Cuban Roots, American Freedoms

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.

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  • Ellan, the Miracle Boy
  • Across the Straits
  • Flight from the Homeland
  • The Next Generation
  • Timeline
  • Glossary
  • Further Information
  • Index
Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 5
Dewey 973
ATOS Reading Level 6.5
Guided Reading Level X
Language English
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Format Reinforced book
ISBN 9781592963829
Copyright 2005
Number of Pages 40
Dimensions 7.5 x 9.5
Graphics Full-color photographs, Historical photographs

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.