Record Details


Available copies

  • 10 of 13 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 4 of 4 copies available at Cass County.

Current holds

0 current holds with 13 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Cass County Library-Drexel J CUE 2021 (Text) 0002205474410 Juvenile Fiction Available -
Cass County Library-Harrisonville J CUE 2021 (Text) 0002205474428 Juvenile Fiction Available -
Cass County Library-Northern Resource Center J CUE 2021 (Text) 0002205474436 Juvenile Fiction Available -
Cass County Library-Pleasant Hill J CUE 2021 (Text) 0002205474808 Juvenile Fiction Available -

Record details

Content descriptions

General Note:
Based on the author's family history.
Summary, etc.:
"By the author of 2021 Pura Belpré Honor Book The Total Eclipse of Nestor Lopez, a sweeping, emotional middle grade historical novel about a twelve-year-old boy who leaves his family in Cuba to immigrate to the U.S. by himself, based on the author's family history. “I don’t remember. Tell me everything, Pepito. Tell me about Cuba.” When the failed Bay of Pigs invasion in 1961 solidifies Castro’s power in Cuba, twelve-year-old Cumba’s family makes the difficult decision to send him to Florida alone. Faced with the prospect of living in another country by himself, Cumba tries to remember the sound of his father’s clarinet, the smell of his mother’s lavender perfume. Life in the United States presents a whole new set of challenges. Lost in a sea of English speakers, Cumba has to navigate a new city, a new school, and new freedom all on his own. With each day, Cumba feels more confident in his new surroundings, but he continues to wonder: Will his family ever be whole again? Or will they remain just out of reach, ninety miles across the sea?"-- Amazon
Target Audience Note:
Ages 8-12. Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers.
Grades 4-6. Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers.
Subject: Cuban Americans > Juvenile fiction.
Families > Juvenile fiction.
Cuba > History > 1959-1990 > Juvenile fiction.

Additional Resources