Book: The Red Umbrella
Author: Christina Diaz Gonzalez
Release date: May 11, 2010
Summary & picture from Goodreads:
The Red Umbrella is the moving tale of a 14-year-old girl's journey from Cuba to America as part of Operation Pedro Pan--an organized exodus of more than 14,000 unaccompanied children, whose parents sent them away to escape Fidel Castro's revolution.
In 1961, two years after the Communist revolution, Lucia Alvarez still leads a carefree life, dreaming of parties and her first crush. But when the soldiers come to her sleepy Cuban town, everything begins to change. Freedoms are stripped away. Neighbors disappear. Her friends feel like strangers. And her family is being watched.
As the revolution's impact becomes more oppressive, 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. But what of her old 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 moving story of country, culture, family, and the true meaning of home.
Something about this book just really draws me in, and the plot definitely sounds like it's going to be amazing. :)
It does sound like an amazing read. I'll defiantly be looking forward to reading it!ReplyDelete
I've never heard of this one before, but it sounds brilliant. I've been partial to realistic fiction lately, and this sounds just perfect :)ReplyDelete
I've seen this around. When it comes out in May, I'll be on the lookout for it.ReplyDelete
Sounds like it will be a good read. Here's my WoW post.ReplyDelete
This sounds perfect, a very good read. I love that the girl comes from Cuba and with the revolution, something historical. :) I have put this on my tbr list. WOw, I really cannot wait.ReplyDelete
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I did this one too a couple of Wed's ago. I can't wait for it to come out :)ReplyDelete
I would have to agree 100% that the book sounds like an amazing story. I will be running to purchase it this May. Thanks for pointing it out.ReplyDelete
I was going to pick this one for my WOW. Great choice. I am excited for this one, too!ReplyDelete
I have seen this one around. I hope that you will enjoy it, when you get it. Here's MineReplyDelete
It sounds like a very intriguing read. Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Nice pick, I just love the umbrella on the cover. My WOW is at The Crowded Leaf.ReplyDelete
Sounds like an amazing book, one that should be added to the library collection! I will definitely be on the look out for it in May.ReplyDelete
Here is my WOW
Great cover. Great Premise. It's a yes from me!ReplyDelete
I remember seeing great things about this one, great pick!ReplyDelete
This book doesn't interesting, nice pick!ReplyDelete
I'm really excited for Red Umbrella and the cover is just gorgeous too!ReplyDelete