Cover image for Leaving Glorytown : one boy's struggle under Castro
Title:
Leaving Glorytown : one boy's struggle under Castro
Author:
Calcines, Eduardo F.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, [2009]

©2009
Physical Description:
221 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Summary:
When Eduardo Calcines was three years old, Communists took control of Cuba. Eleven years passed before Calcines and his family were finally able to leave the country. Now sixty-three, Calcines, a successful American businessman, recounts what it was like to grow up under Fidel Castro's rule.
Language:
English
Contents:
Coming to Glorytown -- The revolution -- The Bay of Pigs -- Our last noche buena -- More changes -- Stories to ease the pain -- Tio William's arrest -- 149901 -- Gusanos -- Remember the Lord -- More goodbyes -- Panetelas de vainilla -- The ashes of spring -- La Natividad -- Nguyen Van Troy -- Papa's homecoming -- Senora Santana -- A taste of freedom -- Planning to escape -- Flight to freedom.
Reading Level:
730 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 4.7 9.0 129824.

Reading Counts RC 6-8 4.5 15 Quiz: 46624.
ISBN:
9780374343941
Format :
Book