Analysis Of The Red Umbrella By Christina Diaz Gonzalez

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The Red Umbrella, by Christina Diaz Gonzalez, is an exciting, insightful book on what it was like for kids living in Cuba at the time of the Cuban Revolution. It takes place in Havana, Cuba during a very challenging time period in the world. Fidel Castro had been in power for two years, after taking over the government in 1959. Everything seemed to be peaceful. But, that all changed one night when the Brigades troops rolled into the small town of Puerto Mijares, where the Alvarez family lived. Fourteen year old Lucia Alvarez, her parents, and younger brother were forced to start following the “rules” of the Revolution. People who did not share the same ideas or values as the Revolution or who took action against the Revolution were killed and

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