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Anita’s Revolution By Shirley Langer
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Anita's Revolution is a work of historical fiction, primarily, but not exclusively, for young adults. The setting for the story is Cuba, 1961. One quarter of Cuba's six million people are illiterate;... More > one million adults and half a million school-age children. Cuba's new government, led by Fidel Castro, is determined to give these illiterate people and the country a different future. But how? A national literacy campaign is planned and Cuban youth of all ages are called upon to volunteer as literacy teachers prepared to go wherever needed to live with or near the learners for months on end. The protagonist Anita, a 14-year-old girl, is one of the more than 100,000 young people who volunteer. Many, including Anita, endure primitive conditions, great challenges, and even dangers while on their assignments.< Less

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