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Serafina's Promise

Serafina's Promise (Hardback)

By Burg, Ann,E

A luminous novel in verse from the author of the Jefferson Cup award winner ALL THE BROKEN PIECES. In a rural village outside Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Serafina works hard to help her family as they await the arrival of the new baby. But what Serafina wants most of all is to go to s...chool like her friend Nadia, and to become a doctor like Antoinette Solaine, who tried to save her baby brother, Pierre. Why does Maman only care about work? Doesn't she know that education is the road to freedom? If only she understood Serafina better. And then the devastating earthquake hits, and Serafina discovers that she must find understanding in her own heart. This tender, transcendent novel in verse is about much more than a terrible natural disaster. It is about a young girl's passion and struggle to rise up from extreme poverty. It is about friendship, family, time-old tensions between tradition and ambition, and a colorful and distinctive culture (Haitian Creole) that is little written about in children's literature. Most of all, it is about hope, and its power to prevail over any adversity.
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ISBN 9780545535649
Released NZ 1 Dec 2013
Publisher Scholastic US
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780545535649
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Scholastic US
Imprint Scholastic US
Released 1 Dec 2013
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
 › 1 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Burg, Ann,E
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Award Winning
Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 127mm
Height: 211mm
Spine: 25mm
Dewey Code FIC
Weight 363g
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