Serafina's Promise: A Novel in Verse

Serafina's Promise: A Novel in Verse

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Ages 10-14
Hardcovers
Hardcover Books
ISBN 13: 978-0-54-553564-9
304 Pages
Dimensions: 0.5L x 5W x 8H inches
Weight (lbs): 0.6
English Language
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Subject & Theme: Family
Genres: Realistic Fiction, Poetry, Songs & Verse
Awards: ALA Notable Children's Book

Summary

A luminous novel in verse from the author of the Jefferson Cup award winner ALL THE BROKEN PIECES.

Serafina has
a secret dream.
She wants to go to school
and become a doctor
with her best friend, Julie Marie.

But in their rural village
outside Port-au-Prince, Haiti,
many obstacles
stand in Serafina's way-
little money.
never-ending chores,
and Manman's worries.

More powerful even
than all of these
are the heavy rains
and the shaking earth
that test Serafina's resolve
in ways she never dreamed

At once heartbreaking and hopeful
this exquisitely crafted story
will leave a lasting impression
on your heart.

Contributors:

Ann Burg's debut novel, ALL THE BROKEN PIECES, was named a Jefferson Cup award winner and an IRA Notable Book for a Global Society, among its many honors. Burg worked as an English teacher for ten years before becoming a full-time writer. She lives in Rhinebeck, New York, with her family. You can visit her online at www.annburg.com.

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