Posted on June 21, 2013 by Ms. Martha
Summary: 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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Posted on May 31, 2012 by Ms. Martha
Summary: Fefa struggles with words. She has word blindness, or dyslexia, and the doctor says she will never read or write. But her mother gives Fefa a blank book filled with clean white pages. Soon Fefa starts to sprinkle words across the pages of her wild book. She lets her words sprout like seedlings, shaky at first, then growing stronger and surer with each new day. And when her family is threatened, it is what Fefa has learned from her wild book that saves them. In this vibrant novel in verse, award-winning poet Margarita Engle paints a glowing portrait of her grandmother as a young girl.
Find it at WCPL
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