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Miguelito Leaves Cuba for America

A True Story

by Dwight Nacaytuna Illustrator · Michael Ruiz Jr. Author


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Miguelito Leaves Cuba for America is a testament to the arduous quest for precious freedomfound in Americaand the dear price that a Cuban family has to pay to finally reach the great melting pot of the United States. The book is also a picturesque colorful narration of a small happy Cuban familia. This is a very touching story of a little boy growing up in Communist Cuba: his beloved familia, Mama Isela, Papa Miguel, Grandma Maria, friends, dogs, chickensit was indeed a scary time for Miguelito. But after a long journey on a boat to Africa and then to NYC, the moving story has a strong moral and a happy ending. This is a book that every American child should read and every family should have on their book shelf at home.

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Xlibris US
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Michael Ruiz Jr. (Author)

Michael Ruiz escaped Communist Cuba as an eight-year-old boy. However, with his mom and dad, he left on a cargo boat which departed for Africa. From Havana, Cuba, to Morocco, Africa, to New York City, America, it was a unique and incredible advent...

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