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Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed Music

by Margarita Engle and Rafael López
  • Grade Level:
    PK-2
  • Curricular Areas:
    Music, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Cultural Areas:
    Latinx, Women / Girls
  • Year Published:
    2015
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (10), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), Author Guest Blog Posts (1)
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All the Way to Havana

by Margarita Engle and Mike Curato
  • Grade Level:
    PK-2
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Spanish, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Realistic Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    Latinx
  • Year Published:
    2017
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (14), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2)
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Poet Slave of Cuba, The: A Biography of Juan Francisco Manzano

by Margarita Engle and Sean Qualls
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Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings: A Memoir

by Margarita Engle
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Spanish
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Cultural Areas:
    Latinx
  • Year Published:
    2015
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (13), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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Surrender Tree, The: Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom

by Margarita Engle
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Spanish
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Cultural Areas:
    Latinx, Women / Girls
  • Year Published:
    2008
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (12), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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Lightning Dreamer, The: Cuba's Greatest Abolitionist

by Margarita Engle
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Lucky Broken Girl

by Ruth Behar
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Health, History, Spanish, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Historical Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    Latinx
  • Year Published:
    2017
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (11), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), Author Guest Blog Posts (1)
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Burn Baby Burn

by Meg Medina
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Historical Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    Latinx, Women / Girls
  • Year Published:
    2016
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (9), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), Author Guest Blog Posts (1)
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Firefly Letters, The: A Suffragette's Journey to Cuba

by Margarita Engle
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My Brigadista Year

by Katherine Paterson
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Spanish
  • Genres:
    Historical Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    Latinx
  • Year Published:
    2017
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (11), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1)
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Martina the Beautiful Cockroach: A Cuban Folktale

by Carmen Agra Deedy and Michael Allen Austin
  • Grade Level:
    PK-2
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Spanish, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Fairy Tales / Folklore
  • Cultural Areas:
    Latinx
  • Year Published:
    2007
  • Author Resources:
    Author Personal Websites (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (2)
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Tropical Secrets: Holocaust Refugees in Cuba

by Margarita Engle
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Cultural Areas:
    Latinx
  • Year Published:
    2009
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (11), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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Lion Island: Cuba's Warrior of Words

by Margarita Engle
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History
  • Genres:
    Historical Fiction, Poetry
  • Cultural Areas:
    Latinx
  • Year Published:
    2016
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (11), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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Forest World

by Margarita Engle
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Science
  • Genres:
    Poetry
  • Cultural Areas:
    Latinx
  • Year Published:
    2017
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (11), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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Wild Book, The

by Margarita Engle
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Spanish, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Poetry
  • Cultural Areas:
    Latinx, Disability
  • Year Published:
    2012
  • Author Resources:
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Countdown

by Deborah Wiles
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Year Published:
    2010
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (5), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora, The

by Pablo Cartaya
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Spanish
  • Genres:
    Realistic Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    Latinx
  • Year Published:
    2017
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (4), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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Fire-Eaters, The

by David Almond
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Historical Fiction, Realistic Fiction
  • Year Published:
    2005
  • Author Resources:
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Soaring Earth: A Companion Memoir to Enchanted Air

by Margarita Engle
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Spanish
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Cultural Areas:
    Latinx
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (10), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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90 Miles to Havana

by Enrique Flores-Galbis
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Realistic Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    Latinx
  • Year Published:
    2010
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (2), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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Aire encantado

by Margarita Engle and Alexis Romay
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    Spanish
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Cultural Areas:
    Latinx
  • Year Published:
    2017
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (10), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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Heat

by Mike Lupica
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Red Umbrella, The

by Christina Diaz Gonzalez
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Historical Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    Latinx
  • Year Published:
    2010
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (3), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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Old Man and the Sea, The

by Ernest Hemingway
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Health, Science
  • Cultural Areas:
    Latinx
  • Year Published:
    1952
  • Author Resources:
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Bossy Gallito, The: A Traditional Cuban Folktale / El gallo de bodas

by Lucia M. Gonzalez and Lulu Delacre
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Spanish
  • Genres:
    Fairy Tales / Folklore
  • Cultural Areas:
    Latinx
  • Author Resources:
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Under the Royal Palms: A Childhood in Cuba

by Alma Flor Ada
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Spanish
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    Latinx
  • Year Published:
    1998
  • Author Resources:
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Fallout

by Todd Strasser
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Historical Fiction
  • Year Published:
    2013
  • Author Resources:
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Letters from Heaven / Cartas del cielo

by Lydia Gil
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Spanish
  • Genres:
    Realistic Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    Latinx
  • Year Published:
    2014
  • Author Resources:
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Marti's Song For Freedom / Marti y sus versos por la libertad

by Emma Otheguy, Josae Martai, Beatriz Vidal, and Adriana Domainguez
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Spanish, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Cultural Areas:
    Latinx
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (2), Author Personal Websites (2)
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Cuba 15

by Nancy Osa
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Realistic Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    Latinx
  • Year Published:
    2003
  • Author Resources:
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La Noche Buena: A Christmas Story

by Antonio Sacre and Angela Dominguez
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Holiday
  • Year Published:
    2010
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (3), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2)
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Alicia Alonso: Prima Ballerina

by Carmen T. Bernier-Grand and Raúl Colón
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Rooster's Night Out

by Baird Hoffmire, Martha Hamilton, and Mitch Weiss
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Fairy Tales / Folklore
  • Cultural Areas:
    Latinx
  • Year Published:
    2007
  • Author Resources:
    Author Personal Websites (3), Audio Name Pronunciations (2)
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Where the Flame Trees Bloom

by Alma Flor Ada and Antonio Martorell
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    Spanish, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    Latinx
  • Year Published:
    1994
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (2), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1)
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Island Treasures: Growing Up in Cuba

by Alma Flor Ada and Antonio Martorell
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    Latinx
  • Year Published:
    2015
  • Author Resources:
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Baila, Nana, baila / Dance, Nana, Dance: Cuban Folktales in English and Spanish

by Joe Hayes and Mauricio Trenard Sayago
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Spanish
  • Genres:
    Fairy Tales / Folklore
  • Cultural Areas:
    Latinx
  • Author Resources:
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Good-Bye, Havana! Hola, New York!

by Edie Colon and Raúl Colón
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Realistic Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    Latinx
  • Year Published:
    2011
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (4), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1)
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My Havana: Memories of a Cuban Boyhood

by Rosemary Wells, Peter Ferguson, and Secundino Fernandez
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Realistic Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    Latinx
  • Year Published:
    2010
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (1), Author Personal Websites (2), Meet-the-Author Slideshows (2)
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Barquitos de papel

by Alma Flor Ada and Pablo Torrecilla
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    Spanish
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    Latinx
  • Year Published:
    1995
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El Lector

by William Durbin
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Tesoros de mi isla: Una infancia Cubana

by Alma Flor Ada, Antonio Martorell, and Edel Rodrguez
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    Spanish
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    Latinx
  • Author Resources:
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Drum, Chavi, Drum! / Toca, Chavi, Toca!

by Mayra Lazara Dole and Tonel
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Music, Spanish
  • Cultural Areas:
    Women / Girls
  • Author Resources:
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Free Baseball

by Sue Corbett
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Down to the Bone

by Mayra Lazara Dole
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Martina the Beautiful Cockroach / Martina una cucarachita muy linda

by Carmen Agra Deedy and Michael Allen Austin
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    Spanish
  • Genres:
    Fairy Tales / Folklore
  • Cultural Areas:
    Latinx
  • Author Resources:
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Hurricane Power

by Sigmund Brouwer
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Physical Education
  • Genres:
    Adventure, Mystery, Sports
  • Year Published:
    1999
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Dreaming in Cuban

by Cristina Garcia
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Realistic Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    Latinx
  • Year Published:
    1993
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Cuban Kids

by George Ancona
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Spanish, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    Latinx
  • Author Resources:
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Raining Sardines

by Enrique Flores-Galbis
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Cultural Areas:
    Latinx
  • Year Published:
    2007
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Game Seven

by Paul Volponi
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Physical Education
  • Genres:
    Sports
  • Cultural Areas:
    Latinx
  • Year Published:
    2015
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