My Havana: memories of a Cuban boyhood

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A young Cuban immigrant eases his homesickness by re-creating the city of Havana in a poignant tale that will resonate with readers today."You’re always drawing in that notebook of yours," Dino’s friend teases. To the small boy, 1950s Havana is alive with color, music, and glamour, and he itches to capture it on paper. When Fidel Castro and the Communist Party take over the Cuban government, Dino’s family must move to New York, where the lonely boy pours his heart into making a model of Havana’s archways and balconies, buildings and streets. Rosemary Wells composes a tender ode to an immigrant boy who grew up to be a U.S. architect, while Peter Ferguson’s atmospheric paintings evoke two vibrant cities as they were half a century ago.
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display_description 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.
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subject_facet Cuba -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction, Havana (Cuba) -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction
title_display My Havana : memories of a Cuban boyhood
title_full My Havana : memories of a Cuban boyhood / Rosemary Wells ; with Secundino Fernandez ; illustrated by Peter Ferguson
title_short My Havana :
title_sub memories of a Cuban boyhood