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Coming Up Cuban

By Sonia Manzano   

Scholastic Inc. | ISBN 9781338065152 Hardcover
320 Pages | 5.726" x 8.555" | Ages 9 to 12

Scholastic Inc. | ISBN 9781338065329 Ebook
320 Pages | Ages 9 to 12

From Pura Belpré Honoree and Emmy-award winning actor Sonia Manzano—best known as "Maria" from Sesame Street—comes the expansive and timeless story of four children who must carve out a path for themselves in the wake of Fidel Castro's rise to power.

Fifteen-time Emmy Award winner and Pura Belpre honoree Sonia Manzano examines the impact of the 1959 Cuban Revolution on four children from very different walks of life. In the wake of a new regime in Cuba, Ana, Miguel, Zulema, and Juan learn to find a place for themselves in a world forever changed. In a tumultuous moment of history, we see the lasting effects of a revolution in Havana, the countryside, Miami, and New York. Through these snapshot stories, we are reminded that regardless of any tumultuous times, we are all forever connected in our humanity.

Raves & reviews:

Praise for The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano:

*"This wry, moving debut novel does a great job of blending the personal and the political. . . while the family drama and revelations continue right up to the end."—BOOKLIST, starred review

*"Characters of surprising dimension round out the plot and add to the novel's cultural authenticity. . . A stunning debut."—KIRKUS, starred review