This book is suitable for children of ages 9-14. A majority of Cubans claim Taino, one of the islands' first peoples, West African, or Spanish ancestry, or a mixture of these. Many other groups also immigrated to Cuba over the centuries including Haitians and French-speaking people from many countries. This book features the history of the country's people and their daily lives today. Candid photographs help portray bustling life in the country's many cities as well as the poverty which exists for many of Cuba's people. The topics include: life in the city; life in the village; life on a plantation; life and work under communism and current reforms; children and the education system; the tourism industry; and Cubans in the United States.