The Red Umbrella, by Christina Diaz Gonzalez

Summary: In 1961 after Castro has come to power in Cuba, fourteen-year-old Lucia and her seven-year-old brother are sent to the United States when her parents, who are not in favor of the new regime, fear that the children will be taken away from them as others have been. 284 p., Alfred A. Knopf.

One Response

  1. This is one of my favorite books of the year now. The author did a good job of pulling you into the story, and I thought it was a realistic portrayal of a part of history that I had never heard about!

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