90 Miles to Havana
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: August 2013
Duration: 6 hours 9 minutes
Winner of a Pura Belpré Award, this middle grade Cuban American coming-of-age novel is inspired by the author’s own experience.
When Julian’s parents make the heartbreaking decision to send him and his two brothers away from Cuba to Miami via the Pedro Pan operation, the boys are thrust into a new world where bullies run rampant and it’s not always clear how best to protect themselves.
“This novel is deeply affecting…the writing is poetic, yet clear as glass, and the gorgeous sentences do not slow down the briskly paced plot.”—School Library Journal