|aSerafina's promise |ba novel in verse |cby Ann E. Burg.
|aNew York, N.Y. |bScholastic|c2013.
|a299 p. |c20 cm.
|aIn 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.
NAACP Image Award winner and ALA Notable, this luminous, celebrated novel in verse is now in paperback.Serafina made a secret promiseto go to school and learn to readso she can become a doctorwith her best friend, Julie Marie.But following her dream isn't easy-endless chores, little moneyand stomach-rumbling hungerall test her resolve.When an earthquake hits and separates Serafina from friends and family, she encounters her biggest test of all.Serafina made a secret promise.Will she survive to keep it?