Serafina's Promise

Serafina's Promise

A Novel in Verse

Book - 2013
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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 as she promised.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Scholastic Press, 2013
ISBN: 9780545535649
0545535646
Branch Call Number: JF BURG-A
Characteristics: 299 pages ; 21 cm

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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 as she promised.


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marthabwaters
Sep 29, 2016

After reading Burg's (excellent) new release, 'Unbound', I wanted to try her earlier work as well. And this was even better than 'Unbound'. It's about a girl in Haiti who dreams of going to school so that she can one day become a doctor, and it is such a beautiful book. It hit home for me in particular since my dad, a photographer, traveled to Haiti frequently in my childhood to cover the political turmoil there, and this reminded me so much of his stories about the people he met there. This book is so sad (it made me cry! twice!) but ultimately hopeful as well, and I just loved it.

BCD2013 Jun 12, 2014

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A young girl in rural Haiti has a powerful dream of becoming a doctor. But can that dream overcome extreme poverty and a devastating earthquake?

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