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Reading List

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Books are a great way to supplement your learning and expand on topics. Here are a few that we recommend for Cuba.

We have included some for both you and the kids! If you have found some that you think would be great for other club members, please drop us a line through the contact form here so we can add them to the collection.

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Set in WWII, Esther flees Poland and joins her husband in Cuba. there she writes letters to her sister. Based on the author, .Ruth Behar's family history

After fixing their old family car, a boy and his family take a trip to Havana. Experiencing all the sights and sounds along the way.

Tak a trip around Havana with this bilingual English/Spanish picture board book. Great for younger kids. Each page gives you the chance to talk about the landmarks.

Inspiring true story of Millo Castro Zaldarriaga who broke all Cuban taboos against being a female drummer.

Edver visits his father he barely knows in Cuba where he discovers he has sister. As they compare their lives they stumble across a dangerous wildlife poacher...

Alicia Alonso was born to dance. After becoming one of Cuba's top ballerina's she moves to the USA. But then she starts to lose her sight. She fights on and becomes a world-renowned prima ballerina.

Gives an overview of Fidel Castro's life. It doesn't cover the awful stuff he did so it comes over as a bit holier than... Might be a good read along with a book that is anti Castro to compare and discuss. 
***Che Guevara book in the same series

A cute story of Francisco who is trying to pick some mangoes but struggling. his father teaches him to not give up by the use of proverbs. A good way to learn some Spanish in context.

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize History between Cuba and America. Suitable for older kids and adults who want to dive in deeper into the history of Cuba.

Autobiographical tales of friendship and traditions. Told through the eyes of a child growing up in the 1940's. 

For the budding chefs, a collection of 75 authentic Cuban dishes, collected from around the island. Part cook book, part culture book.

We can't skip on Hemmingway, who was not Cuban but did live there for a long time and wrote some of his best works in Cuba.

Bookshelf Must-Haves

These are great addition to the bookshelf no matter where in the world you are currently studying

This photographer and writer team travel the world meeting kids and learning about their festivals and celebrations. 

Meet children from all over the world, learn about their everyday lives from rural farms to inner cities. 

A fun world atlas with lots of illustrations and snippets of information that kids just have to keep dipping into.


A beautifully illustrated book that takes you from the crystal caves in Mexico to the Blood falls in Antarctica...

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