Monday, February 8, 2010

The Red Umbrella by Christina Gonzalez

The Red Umbrella is the moving tale of a 14-year-old girl's journey from Cuba to America as part of Operation Pedro Pan—an organized exodus of more than 14,000 unaccompanied children, whose parents sent them away to escape Fidel Castro's revolution.

In 1961, two years after the Communist revolution, Lucía Álvarez still leads a carefree life, dreaming of parties and her first crush. But when the soldiers come to her sleepy Cuban town, everything begins to change. Freedoms are stripped away. Neighbors disappear. Her friends feel like strangers. And her family is being watched.

As the revolution's impact becomes more oppressive, Lucía's parents make the heart-wrenching decision to send her and her little brother to the United States—on their own.

Suddenly plunked down in Nebraska with well-meaning strangers, Lucía struggles to adapt to a new country, a new language, a new way of life. But what of her old life? Will she ever see her home or her parents again? And if she does, will she still be the same girl?

The Red Umbrella is a moving story of country, culture, family, and the true meaning of home.
Here's the list for this tour. Let me know if any changes need to be made by February 10th.

1. Jessica
2. Juju
3. Kathy
4. Sarah
5. MissAttitude
6. NomaDreader
7. Crystal
8. Khy
9. Lauren
10. CleverlyInked
11. Katie
12. McKenzie
14. Melissa


Chick Lit Teens said...

Me, me, me!
No Canada right now. Sorry.

Juju at Tales of said...

Oh mmeeeee please!
My mother and her family fled Cuba when she was @14.
I would love to read this.


The Brain Lair (KB) said...

I'm so in!!!
The Brain Lair (Kathy) IN - US Only please

brainlair AT gmail DOT com

Juju at Tales of said...

Sorry! In my excitement I forgot to say: I live in Orlando, Florida and I would prefer the US.

Sarahbear9789 said...

I would love to be on this tour.
I can send it to Canada.

Sarahbear9789 said...

Oh, and I live in WA.

MissAttitude said...

Yay I'm so excited to read this book!!!!

I can't ship to Canda, sorry :(
willbprez at aol dot com

nomadreader said...

I'd love to do this one!

nomadreaderblog (at) g mail

I'm in NY, but I cannot ship to Canada at this time.

Crystal said...

I would like to join this one. I'm in the US and will mail to Canada.


Khy said...

Meeeeee please!! :D

In US, can't ship to Canada.

Lauren {Geeb} said...

I would love to read this book! I'm in Kentucky and can't ship to Canada.

Cleverly Inked said...
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Cleverly Inked said...

Cant ship to Canada

Anonymous said...

Oooh, me!

Can't ship to Canada at this moment.


The Book Owl said...

I really shouldn't sign up for more tours, but I've heard great things about this!

USA, can't ship to Canada
McKenzie (The Book Owl)

Stephanie aka The Stark Raving Bibliophile said...

I would like to participate --

Virginia, USA -- will ship to Canada


Melissa Burmester said...

Melissa (Books R Us)
I would love to participate


can ship to Canada