All the Way to Havana
WRITTEN BY MARGARITA ENGLE, GODWIN BOOKS, MACMILLAN
TOGETHER, a boy and his parents drive to the city of Havana, Cuba, in their old family car. Along the way, they experience the sights and sounds of the streets—neighbors talking, musicians performing, and beautiful, colorful cars putt-putting and bumpety- bumping along. In the end, though, it's their old car, Cara Cara, that the boy loves best. Here's a joyful celebration of the Cuban people and their resourceful, innovative spirit.
"striking as it is unforgettable" Kirkus
"a wonderful introduction
to America’s very nearby neighbor"
I stop by The Children's Book Podcast to talk with Matthew C. Winner about Little Elliot, Fall Friends, and All the Way to Havana.
"The Best New Children's Books"
Wall Street Journal
"Margarita Engle and Mike Curato Craft a Portrait of Cuba"
"Sightseeing with Margarita Engle and Mike Curato"
"Family visits to Cuba inspired girl to become a poet"
"Kids Books We Love: All the Way to Havana"
"Teaching my son about his heritage through children’s literature with All the Way to Havana" Spanglish Mamis
"lyrical and beautiful" Booklist
"[A] unique perspective
and message of perseverance"
School Library Journal
Most Inspirational Picture Book
2018 International Latino Book Awards
Honorable Mention, 2018 Américas Awards
Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs
2018 Notable Book
American Library Association
Best Children's Books of the Year 2018
Bank Street College of Education
2018 Highly Commended Book
Charlotte Zolotow Committee,
Cooperative Children's Book Center
The Best Books of 2017