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Jumping off to Freedom
     

Jumping off to Freedom

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by Anilu Bernardo
 

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A DANGEROUS JOURNEY into the unknown is the only hope for the future of the Leal family. The stifling dictatorship in Cuba has left young David Leal and his family no other recourse than to join the thousands of balseros plunging Their rafts into the sea in hopes of reaching the Florida coast for reliEf and the beginnings of a new life. In order to brave the

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A DANGEROUS JOURNEY into the unknown is the only hope for the future of the Leal family. The stifling dictatorship in Cuba has left young David Leal and his family no other recourse than to join the thousands of balseros plunging Their rafts into the sea in hopes of reaching the Florida coast for reliEf and the beginnings of a new life. In order to brave the treacherous voyage, David and his father must leave half of the family behind with promises to send for them after securing jobs and housing in Florida.

In this exciting adventure stories and psychological thriller for young adults, father and son are pitted against the dangerous forces of nature, storms, sharks, hunger, thirst and the chaos brought on by two uncontrollable traveling companions. When David's father becomes dangerously ill during the journey the young man is left to face the turbulent seas and his chaotic raft mates by himself. This riveting psychological thriller for young adults pitches the reader into a high-tension adventure on the high seas.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781558850880
Publisher:
Arte Publico Press
Publication date:
01/28/1996
Pages:
198
Sales rank:
1,388,700
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.49(h) x 0.62(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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Jumping off to Freedom 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
good book, read it for a class project, worked very well.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book for an application project on the five themes of geography in my honors geography class. This book was pretty helpful at giving me some information on the five themes of geography. It explained in great detail about what the people were doing at all times. But it didn't give you enough detail about the surroundings and were the people were located. The book explained how the people were doing things and at what time they were doing these things but it didn't tell you were. I really liked the story line to this book and how it's about the Leal family seeking freedom so they secretly go from Cuba through the vast ocean to Miami on a long and hard journey. Over all this book was a good reading level for a 9th grader and it worked well for this project.