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Recommended books (4)
Travel the world without leaving your chair. The target of the Read Around The World Challenge is to read at least one book written by an author from each and every country in the world. All books that are listed here as part of the Read Around North America Challenge were written by authors from Cuba. Find a great book for the next part of your reading journey around the world from this book list. The following popular books have been recommended so far.

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Abuelita Faith by Kat Armas EN

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Country: North America / Cuba flag Cuba
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What if some of our greatest theologians wouldn't be considered theologians at all? Kat Armas, a second-generation Cuban American, grew up on the outskirts of Miami's famed Little Havana neighborhood. Her earliest theological formation came from her grandmother, her abuelita, who fled Cuba during the height of political unrest and raised three children alone after her husband passed away. Combining personal storytelling with biblical reflection, Armas shows us how voices on the margins--those often dismissed, isolated, and oppressed because of their gender, socioeconomic status, or lack of edu... continue
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Recommended: 06 Aug 2021

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Of Women and Salt : A Novel by Gabriela Garcia EN

Rating: 3.5     7 Votes
Country: North America / Cuba flag Cuba
Description:
AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER THE WASHINGTON POST NOTABLE BOOK OF 2021 A GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK WINNER of the Isabel Allende Most Inspirational Fiction Award, She Reads Best of 2021 Awards • FINALIST for the 2022 Southern Book Prize • LONGLISTED for Crook’s Corner Book Prize • NOMINEE for 2021 Goodreads Choice Award in Debut Novel and Historical Fiction A sweeping, masterful debut about a daughter's fateful choice, a mother motivated by her own past, and a family legacy that begins in Cuba before either of them were born In present-day Miami, Jeanette is battling addiction.... continue
Recommended: 23 Jun 2022

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The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love : A Novel by Oscar Hijuelos EN

Rating: 4     10 Votes
Country: North America / Cuba flag Cuba
Description:
From FSG Classics, a special twenty-fifth anniversary edition of Oscar Hijuelos's beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning novel It's 1949 and two young Cuban musicians make their way from Havana to the grand stage of New York City. It is the era of mambo, and the Castillo brothers, workers by day, become stars of the dance halls by night, where their orchestra plays the lush, sensuous, pulsing music that earns them the title of the Mambo Kings. This is their moment of youth, exuberance, love, and freedom--a golden time that decades later is remembered with nostalgia and deep affection. Hijuelos's marve... continue
Recommended: 20 Feb 2022

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The Poet Slave of Cuba: A Biography of Juan Francisco Manzano by Margarita Engle EN

Rating: 4     17 Votes
Country: North America / Cuba flag Cuba
Description:
Born a slave, raised by a woman not his mother, and denied an education, Juan overcame all the personal obstacles he faced as a child in order to reach freedom, pursue his natural talents, and become the celebrated poet he was destined to be.
Recommended: 29 Sep 2018


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