Jorge Iber: Jorge Iber was born in Havana, Cuba, and raised in the Little Havana neighborhood of Miami, Florida. He taught in the public schools of Miami-Dade County for five years before pursuing a PhD. He is currently a professor of history and associate dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at Texas Tech University.|||Raquel Iber worked as a second grade teacher for two decades. During that time, she developed a speciality in helping students improve their reading skills. Raquel considers developing a love of reading in children to be of the highest importance. This is the second young reader book she has co-authored with her husband, Jorge.