This is my all time favorite and go to recipe collection. These are authentic Cuban recipes and each section or recipe is introduced with a short narrative regarding the roots of a dish, influence, ingredients and best of all, the author's memories of a youth filled with a love of family and food. A Taste of Old Cuba: More Than 150 Recipes for Delicious, Authentic, and Traditional Dishes null,http://www.amazon.com/dp/0060169648/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_h2GMrb9D360245A4
We’re giving away 5 copies of Leaving Glorytown: One Boy’s Struggle Under Castro written by Eduardo F. Calcinas–our featured novel for March’s book group meeting!! It looks like another interesting read. It’s appropriate for ages 12 and up. From http://teachinglatinamericathroughliterature.wordpress.com/
Me llamo Celia: la vida de Celia Cruz. By Monica Brown; illust. by Rafael López.│Picture-book biography of Cuban-born salsa singer. 1st person narrative of Cruz's youth in Havana. Eventually Castro's regime forced her to leave Cuba, and Cruz found success as a singer in New York City and Miami. A great intro to the influential Latina woman and her music, with wonderful descriptions of sights, smells and sounds. Won 2005 Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature. Bilingual.