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Fabiny, Sarah

Summary: Describes the life of a man who has ruled Cuba since 1959, after leading a successful revolution overthrowing Batistas government and establishing a Communist regime in its place.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop, an imprint of Penguin Random House 2017

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 CAS

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 CAS

Labrecque, Ellen

Summary: "Viva la revolucion! Find out how Che Guevara--a doctor turned communist leader and much more than a face on a T-shirt--ended up paying the ultimate price for his cause. His very image has become associated with a spirit of rebellion, but Ernesto Guevara--known around the world simply as Che--didn't dream of becoming a revolutionary. Author Ellen Labrecque takes readers on a journey through...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 GUE

Salas, Osvaldo

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thunder's Mouth Press 1998

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 972.91 SAL

Smith, Wayne S.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Turner Pub. 1991

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 972.91 SMI

Paterson, Katherine

Summary: Katherine Paterson is back - A new novel from the author of Bridge to Terabithia - based on a completely true historical event. A historical novel about a young Cuban teenager who volunteers for Fidel Castro's national literacy campaign that taught those throughout the impoverished countryside to read.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2017

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC PAT

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC PAT

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in JT Fiction, Call number: JT Fiction Paterson 2017

Bardach, Ann Louise.

Summary: An eye-opening account of the last chapter in the life of Fidel Castro: his near death, his enemies and their fifty-year failed battle to eliminate him, and the carefully planned succession and early reign of his brother Raul.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CASTRO, FIDEL BAR

Calcines, Eduardo F.

Summary: When Eduardo Calcines was three years old, Communists took control of Cuba. Eleven years passed before Calcines and his family were finally able to leave the country. Now sixty-three, Calcines, a successful American businessman, recounts what it was like to grow up under Fidel Castro's rule.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House/Listening Library 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 972.91 CALINES, EDUARDO CAL

DePalma, Anthony

Summary: "Modern Cuba comes alive in a vibrant portrait of a group of families's varied journeys in one community over the last twenty years. Cubans today, most of whom have lived their entire lives under the Castro regime, are hesitantly embracing the future. Inhis new book, Anthony DePalma, a veteran reporter with years of experience in Cuba, focuses on a neighborhood across the harbor from Old Havana...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 972.91 DEP

Engle, Margarita

Summary: In Cuba's "special period in times of peace" of 1991, Liana and Amado find love after their severe hunger gives both courage to risk government retribution by skipping a summer of labor to seek food. Told in their two voices plus that of the stray dog that brought them together.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum 2021

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC ENG

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1 available in New YA Materials, Call number: YA FIC ENG

Wells, Rosemary.

Summary: Relates events in the childhood of architect Secundino Fernandez, who left his beloved Havana, Cuba, with his parents, first to spend a year in Spain, and later to move to New York City.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2010

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J Fiction Wells 2010

Leymarie, Isabelle.

Summary: Afro-Cuban music derives its richness from the fusion of various cultures. On the island of tobacco, rum and coffee, sacred and secular African musical genres have merged with Spanish and French melodies to give rise to numerous genres that have gained international fame: son, rhumba, guaracheam congal mambo, cha-cha-cha, pachanga, and nuova timba. The history of Cuban music unfolds in the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Continuum 2002

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 781.64 LEY

Jones, Howard

Summary: Jones provides a concise, incisive, and dramatic account of President Eisenhower's disastrous attempt to overthrow Fidel Castro. He deftly examines the train of missteps and self-deceptions that led to the invasion of U.S.-trained exiles at the Bay of Pigs.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 972.9106 JON

Engle, Margarita.

Summary: A young girl fulfills her dreams in this video treatment of the acclaimed Pura Belpre' Award winner. -- Girls cannot be drummers. No one questioned that rule; until one dream girl. When at last her dream-bright music was heard, it was decided everybody should be free to drum and dream!

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD JUV DRU

Gjelten, Tom.

Contents: Santiago de Cuba -- Entrepreneur -- A patriot is made -- A time of transition -- Cuba libre -- The colossus intervenes -- A public servant in a mis-governed land -- The one that made Cuba famous -- The next generation -- The empire builder -- Cuba corrupted -- Cha-cha-ch -̀- A brief golden age -- Rising up -- Giving Fidel a chance -- The year Cuba changed -- Exile -- Counter-revolution --...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 338.7 GJE

March de la Torre, Aleida.

Summary: Forty-five years after Che's assassination in Bolivia in 1967, his widow and the great love of his life has finally released her memoir of their years together. They met as fellow guerillas during the revolutionary war in Cuba and married in June 1959, a few months after the revolution. They had four children together. Here, with great passion and poignancy, Aleida describes their shared dreams...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ocean Press 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MARCH DE LA TORRE, ALEIDA MAR

Cooke, Julia.

Summary: "Over a period of five years, beginning when Fidel Castro stepped down from his presidency after almost a half-century of reign, journalist Julia Cooke embedded herself in Cuba, gaining access to a dynamic Havana--one that she found populated with twenty-five-year-old Marxist philosophy students, baby-faced anarchists, children of the whiskey-drinking elite, Santera̕ trainees, pregnant...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 972.9123 COO

Artist Not Provided

Summary: Examines the development of cancer immunotherapies and lung cancer vaccines in Cuba, the history of biomedical research in the country, and efforts to collaborate with partners in the United States despite the embargo.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Public Broadcasting Service 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV CUB

Kurlansky, Mark

Summary: "Award-winning author Mark Kurlansky presents an insider's view of Havana: the elegant, tattered city he has come to know over more than thirty years. Part cultural history, part travelogue, with recipes, historic engravings, photographs, and Kurlansky's own pen-and-ink drawings throughout, Havana celebrates the city's singular music, literature, baseball, and food; its five centuries of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 972.9 KUR

Summary: From filmmaker Hubert Sauper comes an immersive and metaphorical portrait of post-colonial, 'utopian' Cuba. This Big Bang ended Spanish colonial dominance in the Americas and ushered in the era of the American Empire. At the same time, a powerful tool of conquest was born: cinema as propaganda. Sauper explores a century of interventionism and myth making together with the extraordinary people...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC EPI

Eire, Carlos M. N.

Summary: A survivor of the Cuban Revolution recounts his pre-war childhood as the religiously devout son of a judge, and describes the conflict's violent and irrevocable impact on his friends, family, and native home.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Free Press 2003

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 972.91 EIR

Summary: A look at the life of Reinaldo Arenas, from childhood in Cuba to his death in New York City. His writings and homosexuality get him in trouble with Castro's Cuba and he spends two years in prison before leaving for the United States.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: New Line Home Entertainment 2001

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA BEF

Summary: "After a decade living in the United States, [filmmaker Asori] Soto returns to his homeland of Cuba to search for the missing flavors of his childhood--a journey to discover culinary traditions long thought lost due to the hardship that Cuba survived after the collapse of the Soviet Union."--

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC CUB

Fernández Revuelta, Alina

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 1998

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 FERNANDEZ, ALINA FER

Freedman, Lawrence.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2000

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.922 FRE

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