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Cuba in My Pocket

Adrianna Cuevas


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Praise For Cuba in My Pocket

"From the riveting glimpse into 1960s Cuba, to narrator Cumba—beautifully drawn in all his bravery, wit, and spirit—this story is a triumph." — Laura Taylor Namey, New York Times bestselling author of A Cuban Girl’s Guide to Tea and Tomorrow

“A harrowing and important read. Cuevas explores an often-hidden moment in Cuban American history with heart, compassion, and authenticity.” — Ernesto Cisneros, award-winning author of Efrén Divided

Praise for
The Total Eclipse of Nestor Lopez:

"A marvelous, magical mystery that deftly blends family, friends and folklore." — David Bowles, author of Pura Belpré Honor Book and Walter Dean Myers Honor Book They Call Me Güero

"Mystery, adventure, humor, friendship, and...talking animals--The Total Eclipse of Nestor Lopez has it all! Readers will love this funny, fast-paced, heartwarming story." — Celia C. Pérez, author of the Pura Belpre Honor book The First Rule of Punk

"A charming and vibrant debut fantasy." — Kirkus

"Readers will devour this fast-paced adventure as they root for Nestor and his ragtag bunch of friends and animal allies . . . In a unique take on South and Central American folklore, Cuevas brings to life an earthly type of twisted magic that transcends spells and transfiguration, extending into the feelings of belonging and finding a true home." — Booklist

"With this heartwarming debut, Cuevas draws upon Central American legends and her Cuban heritage to flesh out Nestor’s experiences . . . crafting a tense, satisfying tale of magic, family, and finding one’s true home." — Publisher's Weekly

"Cuevas crafts a riveting story based on folktales from Panama and Costa Rica." — School Library Journal

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), 9780374314675, 288pp.

Publication Date: September 21, 2021

About the Author

Adrianna Cuevas is the author of The Total Eclipse of Nestor Lopez (FSG BYR, 2020). She is a first-generation Cuban-American originally from Miami, Florida. After teaching Spanish and ESOL for sixteen years, she decided to pursue her passion for storytelling. Adrianna currently resides outside of Austin, TX with her husband and son where they enjoy hiking, traveling, and cooking lots of Cuban food.