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The Cuban Americans
Sonneborn, Liz.
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Publication Information:
San Diego, CA : Lucent Books, [2002]

Physical Description:
112 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Discusses the past and present political upheavals that drove the Cubans to American soil.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 9.5 6.0 57492.
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Central Library E184.C97 S66 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Beginning in 1959, emigrants began fleeing from Castro's Cuba en masse for southern Florida. In less forty years, the Cuban Americans have created a vibrant community in Miami's "Little Havana" and emerged as one of America's most prosperous and politically active immigrant groups.

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Booklist Review

Gr. 6-12. Part of the Immigrants in America series, these highly readable titles do an excellent job of discussing issues common to all new immigrants as well as the particular experiences of each ethnic group. The detailed histories cover the countries the immigrants came from, why they left, and their various journeys to America, where they settled, how they have adjusted, and the continuing challenges of blending old and new across generations. There are no simplistic categories; more than most immigration books, these titles show the diversity within each group and the range of individual experience, whether it's the various Cuban American responses to the Elian Gonzalez case or the differences among the Vietnamese Americans about the changing roles of women. The design is somewhat cramped, with two columns of type on each page, but occasional black-and-white photos and sidebars bring individuals up close, and everything is documented in chapter footnotes at the back; there's also an annotated bibliography of books, periodicals, and Internet sources. --Hazel Rochman

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