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Styling Librarian Saturday Book Share Serafina’s Promise

”Pull up a chair, it’s a Saturday Book Share”.

Here’s to celebrating books that strike my fancy every week!

I loved this book. Loved x 50. I highly recommend sharing this book with however many children you can… it is simply beautiful. Not only do you have a beautiful novel in verse but such a powerful message you won’t believe it…


Serafina’s Promise by Ann E. Burg – Realistic Fiction/Survival/Adventure – 4th grade (careful with sensitive children) and up – This novel in verse packs a whallop. Set in Haiti you follow a little girl named Serafina who’s dream is to become a doctor. I loved how she came to the realization that sometimes you must be a little greedy to fulfill a dream… Beautiful. Appreciated the family, community, and wow to the experience of natural disasters with not only flooding wiping out Serafina’s life but also an earthquake that makes everything turn to turmoil. Absolutely loved every minute. Ann E. Burg is brilliant at selecting those just so perfect words, phrases, and pulls the reader through every minute. Can’t wait to share this with my Year 4 teaching team since it fits with their unit of inquiry on natural disasters, earth, etc.

Goodreads Summary:
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.”

About Pull up a chair, it’s a Saturday Book Share: I’ve had many books I review that I just want to feature. Simple and easy, celebrate a new book encounter. So that’s what Saturday Book Share is about for me, celebrating books! Perhaps some days I’ll share the book with a short reading of a portion. Or perhaps other days I’ll just share a glimpse of the book.

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One comment on “Styling Librarian Saturday Book Share Serafina’s Promise

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