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Serafina's Promise

Serafina's Promise

by Ann E. Burg
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.
Ages
10, 11, 12, 13, 14
Interest Level
Grades 5 - 9
Lexile Measure
HL590L
DRA
40
Guided Reading
S
Publisher
Scholastic Inc.
Number of Pages
304
Genre
Poetry, Songs, Verse, Realistic Fiction

About the Author

Ann E. Burg Ann Burg was born in Brooklyn, New York and moved to New Jersey when she was in the third grade. Her earliest book, bound in brown construction paper and red yarn, was entitled Pomes and contained short but memorable stanzas dedicated to her baby brother and her favorite doll. An English teacher for more than 10 years, Ann pursued her interest in writing throughout her teaching career and had several articles published in newspapers throughout New York and New Jersey.

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