Good-bye, Havana! Hola, New York!

Good bye Havana Hola New York When five year old Gabriella hears talk of Castro and something called revolution in her home in Cuba she doesn t understand Then when her parents leave suddenly and she remains with her grandparents

  • Title: Good-bye, Havana! Hola, New York!
  • Author: Edie Colón Raúl Colón Edie Colon
  • ISBN: 9781442406742
  • Page: 187
  • Format: Hardcover
  • When five year old Gabriella hears talk of Castro and something called revolution in her home in Cuba, she doesn t understand Then when her parents leave suddenly and she remains with her grandparents, life isn t the same Soon the day comes when she goes to live with her parents in a new place called the Bronx It isn t warm like Havana, and there is traffic not the oceaWhen five year old Gabriella hears talk of Castro and something called revolution in her home in Cuba, she doesn t understand Then when her parents leave suddenly and she remains with her grandparents, life isn t the same Soon the day comes when she goes to live with her parents in a new place called the Bronx It isn t warm like Havana, and there is traffic not the ocean outside her window Their life is different it snows in the winter and the food at school is hot dogs and macaroni What will it take for the Bronx to feel like home

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    1. Gabrielle is confused when her parents leave for an extended amount of time and she is left with her grandparents. When her parents come back, they reveal to her that they will be moving from Cuba to the United States. Gabrielle is nervous to leave her home country and move to the whole new world: New York. At school in New York, she has trouble because she can not speak any English. She misses her grandma and grandpa, but they cannot come over due to the political climate of the 1960s in Cuba. [...]

    2. This story is about a young girl name Gabriella who lives in Cuba with her family. One day her grandma and grandpa tells her that she will be going to the United States to live with her parents because of the revolution by Fidel Castro. When she arrives to America, she's joined by her mom who tells her that this is their new home. She's confused about why people are wearing boots and jackets because of the weather. As she adapts to America, she misses her grandparents very much and Cuba. Eventua [...]

    3. Date: August 30th 2014Author: Edie Colon; Illustrated by Raul ColonTitle: Goodbye, Havana! Hola, New York!Plot: It is Cuba 1959; Fidel Castro is brought into power and within months, Castro and his men begin to confiscate companies, banks and businesses, including the restaurant that Gabriella's family owns. This change makes Gabriella's mother and father move out of Cuba to The Bronx - in America. Good-bye, Havana! Hola, New York is a story about a young girl's journey to Bronx, New York, where [...]

    4. I didn't feel like this had a lot setting it apart from other stories of a child who moves to a new home which is drastically different (weather, language, etc.) from their old home.I appreciate that it's set around the time of the Cuban Revolution (something most Americans don't learn about until adulthood), and the narrator's somewhat detached statements about some people being happy about the regime change in Cuba and other's unhappy felt appropriate to me (since the story isn't specifically [...]

    5. Based on the author's actual experience, this picture book describes how a six-year-old girl, Gabriella, has to leave behind everything that is familiar to her in her Cuban home, even her grandparents, and move to New York, where everything is confusing and different. The book provides an excellent introduction to the confusion of the Cuban citizens once Fidel Castro replaces the former president of Cuba, Fulgencio Batista and explains why Gabriella's family left their native land. Once in New Y [...]

    6. This authentic book is an autobiographical story of Edie Colon, the author, leaving her grandparents in Havana, Cuba to move to New york to reunite with her parents due to the revolution with Fidel Castro. The story along with vivid pictures describes the difficulty of leaving behind the warm, beachy country of Cuba and finding a way to adjust to her new life in the not so warm and beachy New York. After learning English and learning to fit in Gabriella, the main character, awaits the arrival of [...]

    7. The story follows a little girl who leaves Cuba in late 1959 to come to New York. Set during the time that Castro had just come into power and provides some information about the state of Cuba at the time as well as what it was like to be an immigrant and unable to speak English and unfamiliar with the new place. Based on Colon's on personal story, this is a simple introduction to an important time in Cuba's history. Could be used as a first book laddering up to books such as Countdown or The Re [...]

    8. A story about a girl that emigrates with her family from Cuba to New York. This would be a good story to tell when there are foreign students in your class, students who are still assimilating to the new culture and who may feel left out at times. This story would help other students understand what a new student might be going through and how they can help make their situation easier and happier. A story like this would also allow the new student to see that they are welcome in their new classr [...]

    9. My four-year-old and I both thought this book was boring. It took me several pages to figure out that the book is set in the past during the Cuban Revolution. The motivations for the family's immigration is described vaguely, leaving the parent-reader in that awkward place where the kid wants to know what the book is talking about, but a sufficient explanation of the political context is too involved for bedtime or a single sitting.

    10. This one was okay for helping my girls catch a glimpse of this part of Cuban/American history from a child's point of view. However, I am not very good at speaking Spanish and there is a lot of Spanish in this book. Kind of cool for those who speak it, or are learning it, but for me, reading this aloud did not go so smoothly because I was stumbling over my pronunciations of unfamiliar words and I'm sure that made it harder for my girls to get into the story.

    11. This book is about a little girl named Gabriella whose family is immigrating to America from Cuba because of Fidel Castro. In America, Gabriella has to attend a new school, where she doesn’t understand anything, but with time she begins to gain more understanding and makes many new friends. This is a great book depicting the hardship in an immigrants life and how it can become better.

    12. Story of a young girl and her families struggles in Cuba in the early 1960's. Choosing to flee their home country they love due to political strife and make a new one in New York City. Great read aloud for teachers who are wanting to paint a vivid image of these challenging times for newly arriving Cuban-Americans.

    13. I liked this author's fictionalized account of her immigration to America during the time of Fidel Castro's takeover of Cuba, based on her young recollections, with help from her mother and father. Her husband, an acclaimed picture book illustrator did the lovely art for this book. Interesting to compare with other immigration stories and to learn more. Some Spanish dialogue shared.

    14. I really like how this book teaches some Spanish words to the reader. I am bilingual and am planning on becoming a Dual Language teacher, and I could use this book in my classroom. The story might be something that some of the students can relate to. The language can also be helpful to teach the non-native Spanish speakers some of the basic Spanish words and how to write them.

    15. I think that this book was good because it gave a realistic idea of what Cuba was like in the 1960s and how a family dealt with it and decided to move to America. I could not even imagine having to leave the U.S, it would be a very scary experience.

    16. This book is top notch for a few reasons1. It accurately depicts a different culture2. Through talking about this culture it avoids bias3. Wonderful marriage4. Confronts touchy topics5. It's a wonderful read-aloud

    17. I enjoyed the story line of this book. It could be super useful in an ESL classroom where many students would relate to the process that Gabriella goes through. I also think it could lead into a discussion of Fidel Castro and Cuba.

    18. sweet watercolor and pencil illustrations accompany a slightly long text about immigrating from Cuba to America. Great pb that teaches a little bit about history as well.

    19. A fictionalized account of the author's immigration to America during the Cuban Revolution. The narrator seemed wiser about political events than her years.

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