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In 1961, two years after the Communist revolution, Lucia Alvarez still leads a carefree life, dreaming of parties and her first crush. But when soldiers come to her sleepy Cuban town, everything begins to change. Freedoms are stripped away. Neighbors disappear. And soon, 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. 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 touching story of country, culture, family, and the true meaning of home.
Number of Pages: 6714
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Publisher: Dreamscape Media Llc
Age Range: 9-12 years
Author: Christina Diaz Gonzalez
Street Date: November 29, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-36-5248
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