Little Lad

Little Lad

Author: Ruth Spierenburg


ISBN: 161927325X

Category: Cuban refugees

Page: 32

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"The story of how Elián González and his mother Elisabeth fled the island prison of Cuba to escape to the land of liberty, the United States of America. The American people took this child into their hearts on Thanksgiving Day, 1999. He was torn sobbing from his refuge on Easter weekend, 2000 and sent back to Cuba. Americans continue to weep for this child and all the suffering people of Cuba to this day"--Back cover.

Cuban-American Literature of Exile
Language: en
Pages: 198
Authors: Isabel Alvarez-Borland, Isabel Borland
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998 - Publisher: University of Virginia Press

The Cuban revolution of 1959 initiated a significant exodus, with more than 700,000 Cubans eventually settling in the United States. This community creates a major part of what is now known as the Cuban diaspora. In Cuban-American Literature of Exile, Isabel Alvarez Borland forces the dialogue between literature and history
Melting Pots & Mosaics: Children of Immigrants in US-American Literature
Language: en
Pages: 300
Authors: Rüdiger Heinze
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-12-31 - Publisher: transcript Verlag

In the past decades, children of immigrants have drawn increased attention not only in press and media, but also in a number of academic fields, among them sociology, history, or ethnology. Surprisingly, literary and cultural studies have been somewhat more reluctant to approach the topic. While there is work on
A Kid's Guide to Latino History
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Valerie Petrillo
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-08-01 - Publisher: Chicago Review Press

A Kid's Guide to Latino History features more than 50 hands-on activities, games, and crafts that explore the diversity of Latino culture and teach children about the people, experiences, and events that have shaped Hispanic American history. Kids can: * Fill Mexican cascarones for Easter * Learn to dance the
The Lost Apple
Language: en
Pages: 335
Authors: María de los Angeles Torres
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003 - Publisher: Beacon Press (MA)

From 1960 to 1962, 14,048 Cuban minors arrived in Miami. Maria de los Angeles Torres was six years old when she took part in this massive airlift -- now known as Operation Pedro Pan -- in which terrified parents shipped their children to the United States. Torres examines the event
Teaching U.S. History Through Children's Literature
Language: en
Pages: 229
Authors: Wanda J. Miller
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998 - Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

Suggests children's books for such topics as the Korean War, the civil rights movement, space exploration, the Vietnam War, multiculturalism, and the Persian Gulf War