A Different Home

General description
of the books in this series


A Sample of the text

The Free teacher resource supplement

A Different Home
Cuban-Americans
Hopes and Dreams series


By Tana Reiff

An 80-page reader for

Beginning Readers
Middle School to Adult


A Different Home, reader - $9.50

ISBN 10: 0-86647-433-1
ISBN 13: 978-0-86647-433-7




A Different Home, audio CD - $9.50

ISBN 10: 0-86647-434-X
ISBN 13: 978-0-86647-434-4




A Different Home, reader/CD set - $19.00

ISBN 10: 0-86647-435-8
ISBN 13: 978-086647-435-1






Here is the brief story summary

A Different Home. In 1962 Mario Perez’ parents sent him alone to work in the United States. He had been helping them run their sugar business after it was taken over by the Castro government. Mario arrived in Miami with a few clothes and little money. He got a job in a grocery store while he studied English. The Cuban Refugee Center found him a job in a bank, but not in Miami. He moved to Cleveland, Ohio, and helped the bank work with Spanish-speaking customers. He did well. He became a citizen, married, had two daughters, and was elected to the school board. Then after 20 years, his parents were able to leave Cuba. He went back to Miami and hired a boat.

A Social Studies Lesson Set for ABE Literacy Students by Anita Caref and Emma Meade
that can be adapted for use with other classes and other novels in this series.
This Lesson Set works with "Nobody Knows" and "The Magic Paper."



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