Cuba

By Jen Green; Damian Fernandez (Consultant); Alejandro de la Fuente (Consultant)
(National Geographic Society, Library Binding, 9781426300578, 64pp.)

Publication Date: August 14, 2007

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Take a look at one of America's neighbors, an island of rich cultures from several sources: Spanish colonialism, African slavery, and proximity to the US.

A large number of Cuban exiles reside in the US, with a high concentration of expatriate Cuban communities in the state of Florida. Christopher Columbus sighted the island on his first voyage and claimed it for Spain. The Republic of Cuba gained independence in 1902. Fidel Castro gained power in 1959, declaring it a socialist republic in 1961.

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About the Author
Dr Jen Green worked in publishing for 15 years and is now a full-time writer who has written over 200 books for children, on geography, the environment, history, natural history, and other subjects. Her Heinemann-Raintree title on Sustaining Our Natural Resources was selected in 2011 for the Junior Library Guild's SLJ Curriculum Levels program.



lejandro de la Fuente is associate professor of Latin American history at the University of Pittsburgh.
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