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              Books by Katherine Paterson

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              My Brigadista Year
               

              My Brigadista Year (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Paterson, Katherine

              • RRP: $17.50
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              In an engrossing historical novel, the Newbery Medal-winning author of Bridge to Terabithia follows a young Cuban teenager as she volunteers for Fidel Castro's national literacy campaign and travels into the impoverished countryside to teach others how to read. When thirteen-year...-old Lora tells her parents that she wants to join Premier Castro's army of young literacy teachers, her mother screeches to high heaven, and her father roars like a lion. Nora has barely been outside of Havana -- why would she throw away her life in a remote shack with no electricity, sleeping on a hammock in somebody's kitchen? But Nora is stubborn: didn't her parents teach her to share what she has with someone in need? Surprisingly, Nora's abuela takes her side, even as she makes Nora promise to come home if things get too hard. But how will Nora know for sure when that time has come? Shining light on a little-known moment in history, Katherine Paterson traces a young teen's coming-of-age journey from a sheltered life to a singular mission: teaching fellow Cubans of all ages to read and write, while helping with the work of their daily lives and sharing the dangers posed by counterrevolutionaries hiding in the hills nearby. Inspired by true accounts, the novel includes an author's note and a timeline of Cuban history.
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              ISBN 9781536202236
              Released NZ 8 Oct 2019
              Publisher Candlewick Press (MA)
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              The Night of His Birth
               

              The Night of His Birth (Hardback)

              By Paterson, Katherine; Illustrated by Aisato, Lisa

              • RRP: $38.99
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              Adapted from a story first published in The Presbyterian Survey, December 1985.

              ISBN 9781947888128
              Released NZ 17 Sep 2019
              Publisher Flyaway Books
              Interest Age 4-8 years
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