Fleeing the Sharks: A Cuban Family Story
by Linda Hardister Rodriguez
On January 8, 1959, Fidel Castro leads his forces through the streets of Havana. Thousands of Cubans cheer him on and dream of a better life. No one is more excited than 14-year-old Francisco. He makes his way through the crowd to come face-to-face with his new hero. A short 20 months later, Francisco fears for his life and must leave his family, country and culture.