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Casa dividida recounts the story of José and Luisa, two young Cubans caught up in the turmoil of their country’s revolution. Together, they must make a difficult choice—stay and defend the revolution, or flee their country for an unknown future.
Based on true events, this book introduces students to important social issues such as international relations, economic collapse, heroism, and human compassion.
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©2016. Spanish. Level 3+. 5 x 7 inches. Softcover, 110 pages.
About the Author
Chris Mercer has lived in Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic and gone on long-term trips to Nicaragua, Ecuador, Cuba, El Salvador, Haiti, Panama, Perú, and México. Whether he's exploring treacherous goldmines in the Amazon, acting as a human rights observer in a Zapatista village in Chiapas, learning from children in street situations in Santo Domingo, or playing the clave in Havana, Chris approaches his teaching, writing, and filmmaking with a deep respect for all people and the complexities of our interconnected world.