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All the Way to Havana

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" 

Publishers Weekly

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

"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

Outstanding Merit 

Bank Street College of Education

2018 Highly Commended Book
Charlotte Zolotow Committee,

Cooperative Children's Book Center

The Best Books of 2017

Learn more about the making of All the Way to Havana on my blog

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