My Brigadista Year

  • Katherine Paterson

  • ISBN: 9781543679908

£28.99

When thirteen-year-old Nora tells her parents that she wants to join Premier Castro's army of young literacy teachers, her mother screeches to high heaven and her father roars like a... more

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When thirteen-year-old Nora tells her parents that she wants to join Premier Castro's army of young literacy teachers, her mother screeches to high heaven and her father roars like a lion. Nora has barely been outside of Havana - why would she throw away her life in a remote shack with no electricity, sleeping on a hammock in somebody's kitchen? But Nora is stubborn: didn't her parents teach her to share what she has with someone in need? Surprisingly, Nora's abuela takes her side, even as she makes Nora promise to come home if things get too hard. But how will Nora know for sure when that time has come?
Shining light on a little-known moment in history, Katherine Paterson traces a young teen's coming-of-age journey from a sheltered life to a singular mission: teaching fellow Cubans of all ages to read and write while helping with the work of their daily lives and sharing the dangers posed by counter-revolutionaries hiding in the hills nearby.
Inspired by true accounts, the novel includes an author's note and a time line of Cuban history.
My Brigadista Year by Katherine Paterson, narrated by Frankie Corzo

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General

ISBN(s)
Audio MP3 CD: 9781543679908
(01 Mar 2018)
Audio CD: 9781543679892
(01 Mar 2018)

Narrator(s)
Audio MP3 CD: Frankie Corzo
Audio CD: Frankie Corzo

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