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90 Miles to Havana with Enrique Flores-Galbis

We hope your young readers will join us to meet local author Enrique Flores-Galbis! 

He will be reading from 90 Miles to Havana: an eye-opening historical novel that takes place after the Cuban revolution in the 1960s, three brothers are sent to Florida by their parents where they must adapt to an uncertain and, at times, unfriendly new home.

Enrique Flores-Galbis, at age nine, was one of 14,000 children who left Cuba in 1961, without their parents, in a mass exodus called "Operation Pedro Pan." He and his two older brothers spent months in a refugee camp in southern Florida; this novel is inspired by that experience.

90 Miles to Havana is a 2011 Pura Belpré Honor Book for Narrative. 
Also: 2011 Bank Street Best Children’s Book of the Year, the ALSC Notable Children's Book, CCBC choice (U of WI), Florida Sunshine State Young Readers Award Master List, New Jersey Garden State Teen Book Award Master List, Oklahoma Sequoyah Young Adult Book Award Master List