The Red Umbrella

Lucía wants to believe the things the newspapers claim about the revolution in Cuba: change, share the wealth, all will be fair and equal. But what she experiences does not match the promises she reads. Chants of Socialism or Death, confiscations, punishing anyone who dares to think on their own or disagree, executions of innocent men, control. How could so many smart people who supported the revolution be so wrong?

Lucía’s parents send her (with little brother Frankie) to the United States for safekeeping as part of the Pedro Pan exodus, and hope the family will be reunited before too long.

The Red Umbrella by Christina Diaz Gonzalez



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