It is 1957 in Marianao, a suburb of Havana. Adela Santiago is 13 years old and lives in a small blue house with her mother, father, brother, and grandfather. And yet something is amiss. The students on her street are disappearing. Not only that but her parents' marriage seems to be disintegrating and her cousin is caught up in a bombing at the Hotel Nacional. Welcome to a world where a revolution is brewing. Welcome to Cuba.
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Viviana Prado-Nunez is the winner of the 2017 Burt Award for Caribbean Young Adult Literature for The Art of White Roses. She was born in 1998 in San Juan, Puerto Rico and lives in the United States where she is a student at Columbia University in the City of New York. This is her first novel which she wrote when she was still in high school.More about Viviana Prado-Nunez