Thursday, September 26, 2013

Serafina's Promise by Ann E. Burg

So excited that my sister Ann's book is now available.  It has been so long since she first told me about the story of the Haitian girl who wanted to be a doctor. 

Serafina's Promise by Ann E. Burg (my sister) is not just the story of a little girl but of a resilient country and the power of hope. Written in verse, Serafina's Promise is a good read for a child who is interested in other countries and cultures. It would also make a great classroom read for teachers who are looking for something that will help students understand that no matter the place or circumstance, people are more alike than different. The verse novel helps make difficult concepts accessible to readers of all levels.  

Needless to say I love this book and not just because it is written by my sister.  That being said Serafina's Promise is a sweet and sensitive read.  I am so proud of my sister.....


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  2. Awesome! Sounds like a great read. I'll have to recommend it to our children's librarian at the library where I work. I think it would be a great addition to the collection!

  3. Mine is due to arrive on Monday -- excited!

  4. I teach 5th grade and I'm so blessed that my daughter found this book. Every year we read it aloud to all of our 5th graders. Seraphina comes alive and every child feels her story deeply.