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Veciana-Suarez, Ana.
New York : Orchard, 2002.
IL 5-8, RL 6.9
ISBN 0439381991
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Thirteen-year-old Yara Garcia writes in her diary about her familyís struggles in Cuba shortly after Castroís take over of the country. Her father is forced to work in the fields harvesting coffee while the family waits to emigrate to the United States. After the family finally moves to Miami, Yara begins the painful adjustment to the new language and cultural differences. Family tensions mount as they try to cope with loss, longing, and a new way of life.  (Sunshine State Young Readerís Award Program, 2004-2005)
SUBJECTS:     Cuban Americans -- Fiction.
                        Immigrants -- Fiction.
                        Emigration and immigration -- Fiction.
                        Diaries -- Fiction.
                        Historical fiction.
                        Cuba -- History -- 1959- -- Fiction.
                        Miami (Fla.) -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.


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