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The red umbrella 2 editions

Cover of: The red umbrella | Christina Diaz Gonzalez
About the Book

The Red Umbrella is the moving tale of a 14-year-old girl's journey from Cuba to America as part of Operation Pedro Pan--an organized exodus of more than 14,000 unaccompanied children, whose parents sent them away to escape Fidel Castro's revolution.In 1961, two years after the Communist revolution, Lucia Alvarez still leads a carefree life, dreaming of parties and her first crush. But when the soldiers come to her sleepy Cuban town, everything begins to change. Freedoms are stripped away. Neighbors disappear. Her friends feel like strangers. And her family is being watched.As the revolution's impact becomes more oppressive, Lucia's parents make the heart-wrenching decision to send her and her little brother to the United States--on their own.Suddenly plunked down in Nebraska with well-meaning strangers, Lucia struggles to adapt to a new country, a new language, a new way of life. But what of her old life? Will she ever see her home or her parents again? And if she does, will she still be the same girl?The Red Umbrella is a moving story of country, culture, family, and the true meaning of home.From the Hardcover edition.

Classifications

Library of Congress PZ7.G5882 Re 2010
Dewey [Fic]

2 editions First published in 2010

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Cover of: The Red Umbrella
2010, Random House Children's Books
The Red Umbrella
Electronic resource in English
Cover of: The red umbrella
2010, Alfred A. Knopf
The red umbrella
in English - 1st ed.

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