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Serafina's Promise

Serafina's Promise
 

In a poor village outside of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Serafina works hard to help her family, but dreams of going to school and becoming a doctor--then the earthquake hits and Serafina must summon all her courage to find her father and still get medicine for her sick baby brother a... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780545535670
Published 13 November 2015 by Scholastic US
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Burg, Ann E.
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ISBN-13 9780545535670
ISBN-10 0545535670
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Scholastic US
Imprint Scholastic US
Publication Date 13 November 2015
International Publication Date 28 July 2015
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Burg, Ann E.
Category Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
English Literature: Poetry Texts & Anthologies
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 193mm
Spine: 20mm
Weight 204g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
Library of Congress Brothers and sisters, Novels in verse, Earthquakes, Haiti, Family life - Haiti
NBS Text Children's General Non-Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code 596529

Description of this Book

NAACP Image Award winner and ALA Notable, this luminous, celebrated novel in verse is now in paperback. Serafina made a secret promiseto go to school and learn to readso she can become a doctorwith her best friend, Julie Marie. But following her dream isn't easy-endless chores, little moneyand stomach-rumbling hungerall test her resolve. When an earthquake hitsand separates Serafinafrom friends and family, she encounters her biggest test of all. Serafina made a secret promise.Will she survive to keep it?

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Awards and Nominations for SERAFINA'S PROMISE: Kirkus Best Book of the YearParents' Choice Gold Award winnerSchool Library Journal Best Books of the YearNew York Public Library 100 Books for Giving and SharingThe Herald-Sun Wilde Award for Longer books, Middle grade novelCybils Awards Finalists, Middle Grade FictionNAACP Image Awards Outstanding Literary Work-Youth/Teens nomineeALA Notable BookALA Notable Trade Book in the Field of Social StudiesMichigan Great Lakes Great Books Award nomineeBank Street College Children's Book Committee - Best Children's Books of the YearAmericas Award, Commended Title

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Author's Bio

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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