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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.

Interest Level
Grades 5 - 9
Lexile Measure
590L
Publisher
Scholastic Inc.
Number of Pages
304
Genre
Verse Novel, 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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