While running along the seawall that borders Nipe Bay in the sugar mill town of Preston, Cuba, three Cuban children, Lina, Emilio, and Angela find a waterlogged suitcase. They soon learn the bag is debris from a tragic plane crashaa failed hijacking. Two months later, thousands of Fidel Castroas supporters are shouting AiViva Fidel! as the new leader addresses the nation on TV and radio. As the revolution engulfs the island, the childrenas families take sides and take action. Fearing their friendships will be torn apart, the playmates vow to be friends forever. Soon Lina is sent to her grandparents in the United States. With the help of a semi-clandestine operation, Operation Pedro Pan, Emilio goes to a childrenas home in Miami. Angela stays in Cuba and joins the Army of Education. As the three families struggle with tragedies and betrayal, Lina determines to reunite with her friends.She mastered the new teaching manual, We Will Win. ... I received instruction just a short time ago. ... They were looking forward to a little escape and humor, but the subtitled picture was from the Soviet Unionaa very realistic propaganda film.
|Title||:||Guava and Cheese|
|Publisher||:||iUniverse - 2002-12-01|