A fictionalized account of an artistic Cuban boy who emigrated amidst the turmoil of the 1950s, and his introduction to life in the U.S. "Magical."—SLJ
Common Core Alignment:
RL.4.3. Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character’s thoughts, words, or actions).
NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People