Letters from Cuba
(Nancy Paulsen Books/Penguin Random House, 2020)
As the situation in Poland grows dire for Jews, Esther’s father flees to Cuba. Esther is the first to join him, leaving her family behind. Based on Behar’s own childhood, this compelling story celebrates the resilience of the human spirit. Behar teaches anthropology at the University of Michigan and much of her work is devoted to her native country and the Cuban Diaspora.