A luminous novel in verse from the author of the Jefferson Cup award winner ALL THE BROKEN PIECES.
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,
stand in Serafina's way--
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.
- 2013 Ann E. Burg
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