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Cuban Exile: A Young Girl's Journey

Length: 94 pages1 hour


Miriam Isidro was born in 1953—the same year that a revolution erupted in Cuba. Rebels wanted to overthrow then-president Fulgencio Batista, who left the island Jan. 1, 1959, marking the end of the life that Isidro knew. Parades were held throughout Cuba, and many welcomed Fidel Castro as a bearded savior who would answer their prayers. Others, however, left as soon as they could. In this memoir, she recalls leaving her homeland, how she learned English, and the obstacles she overcame to become a teacher and an elementary school principal. With the United States having recently lifted its longstanding travel ban to Cuba, it’s more important than ever to look back at the past to understand the present and plot a path to a better future. Discover how one family did just that in Cuban Exile.

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