A good book for your children (and “nietos if you have any)
Cubans are such great story tellers. I guess that's because we have so many good stories to tell!
Why is that? What makes Cubans such good storytellers?
Maybe it's our Spanish heritage or something about the island that just brings out the "storyteller" in all of us.
It is a wonderful collection of stories about Cubans, like you & me, who settled in the US and made something out of ourselves:
"In this new book the reader will discover how in 1930 a Havana bandleader traveled to New York City, recorded a million-copy hit that kicked-started a Cuban music craze throughout the United States.
Science fiction lovers will learn that a Cuban-American was the writer, producer, and story editor of many Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episodes. An author born in 1865 in Brooklyn, New York of Cuban origin began his career at age 12, becoming a prolific boys’ fiction writer earning the nickname the American Jules Verne.
History buffs will enjoy reading about three sisters who became Confederate spies during the Civil War, and thanks to their bravery, a Union warship was captured.
New Yorkers and those who visit the Big Apple will read of the work of a structural engineer, born in Havana of immigrant Lithuanian Jews, who was known as “Mr. New York” for his engineering of the city’s skyscrapers, including the 70-story Trump World Tower.
Read about a surgeon who in 2012 led a team of 150 doctors, nurses, and others in Maryland in the most extensive face transplant surgery ever performed in the world.
The book also profiles those who serve the less fortunate, including the co-founder of Florida’s largest free clinic serving migrant workers, the working poor, the sick, and families who fall between the cracks of America’s social system.
This is a book that transcends ethnic, national, racial, gender and religious barriers and bears witness to what Cubans, both political refugees and immigrants, have accomplished in a country where liberty and freedom abound.
This is the story of the Cuban-Americans, and the footprints they have left on their path across the United States."
What's the best part of the book? They are all real CUBANS! Everyone of these stories is about a CUBANO who beat the odds in the US.
This is a fun book. It is inspirational. Some stories will make you laugh, like "las cubanitas" in the US Civil War, and others will touch your heart.
Here is an idea: Give this book to your kids or grandchildren if you have any. Tell them that this is what Cuban heritage is all about.
Last, but not least, Fernando has quite a story too. He was one of the 14,000 Pedro Pan children who came to the US in the early 1960's.