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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|Library of Congress
||Brothers and sisters, Novels in verse, Earthquakes, Haiti, Family life - Haiti
||Children's General Non-Fiction
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?
Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings
||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
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