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Fleeing Dictatorship: Migration Stories of Cuban and Dominican Families

This series examines families displaced by the dictatorial regimes of Trujillo and Castro, exploring the complicated, ongoing relationships that those who come to the United States have with their home countries and cultures. These narratives also lend themselves to a discussion of the important role of family in Latino culture.

Books in this Series

  • Julia Alvarez, How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • Junot Díaz, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
  • Cristina García, Dreaming in Cuban
  • Richard Blanco, The Prince of los Cocuyos: A Miami Childhood

Available Facilitators

How to Book this Series

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