86 pages 2 hours read

Enrique Flores-Galbis

90 Miles to Havana

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 2010

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Reading Questions & Paired Texts

Reading Check and Short Answer Questions on key plot points are designed for guided reading assignments, in-class review, formative assessment, quizzes, and more.

Chapters 1-8

Reading Check

1. What does Julian’s father think will happen if Julian catches a fish on New Year’s Eve?

2. Why does Julian want to catch the fish?

3. Which three pictures does Bebo suggest Julian draw in order to understand a revolution?

4. What do Julian and his brothers trade for $10 at the Miami airport?

Short Answer

Answer each question in at least 1 complete sentence. Incorporate details from the text to support your response.

1. What news do Julian and his family learn on New Year’s Eve? Describe what they witness from their car.

2. Describe some of the immediate changes that Julian and his family experience in Chapter 3 after the start of the revolution.

3. Describe the journey of the swallow pin throughout this set of chapters. Why is it significant?

Paired Resource

“Cuban Revolution”

  • An overview from Britannica of the events surrounding the revolution in Cuba in 1959
  • Compare and contrast the changes that Julian and his family experience in the beginning of the revolution to those listed in the article.

Chapters 9-17

Reading Check

1. Where do Julian and his brothers stay in the US?


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By Enrique Flores-Galbis