FLIGHT TO FREEDOM
New York : Orchard, 2002.
IL 5-8, RL 6.9
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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
State Young Readerís Award Program, 2004-2005)
Cuban Americans -- Fiction.
Immigrants -- Fiction.
Emigration and immigration -- Fiction.
Diaries -- Fiction.
Cuba -- History -- 1959- -- Fiction.
Miami (Fla.) -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
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