All the Way to Havana, by Maragarita Engle, is a wonderful introduction to Cuba, its village and city life. The pictures tell as much about Cuba as the words, making this book very accessible to all students. The cars are the main focus of this book. They are old, and fixable by the families who own them. Each has its own special noise, an introduction to ONOMATOPOEIA. A family travels from a small village to Havana to celebrate a baby’s birth. What this little boy sees from his car window is the essence of Cuban life. I have created a packet with the best of reading comprehension strategies and questions that lead to a “quick” understanding of Cuba’s culture. The illustrations in this book are riveting.