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My brigadista year, Katherine Paterson

Label
My brigadista year
Title
My brigadista year
Statement of responsibility
Katherine Paterson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When thirteen-year-old Lora 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. Lora 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 Lora is stubborn: didn't her parents teach her to share what she has with someone in need? Surprisingly, Lora's abuela takes her side, even as she makes Lora promise to come home if things get too hard. But how will Lora 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 counterrevolutionaries hiding in the hills nearby
Writing style
Awards note
"A Junior Library Guild selection."
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10596793
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Paterson, Katherine
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Intended audience
9-11 years
Interest level
MG
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 5
  • 8
Reading level
  • 6.4.
  • 5.3
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
  • Accelerated Reader
  • Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Books and reading
  • Teenage girls
  • Literacy
  • Child teachers
  • Rural poor
  • Rural poor
  • Coming of age
  • Cuba
  • Cuba
Target audience
juvenile
Label
My brigadista year, Katherine Paterson
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes timeline of Cuban history
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-187)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The campaign--Havana, March 1961 -- Back to the beginning--Havana, 1947-1958 -- My secondary school--Havana, 1958-1959 -- Preparing to leave--Havana, March 1961 -- Varadero training camp--April 1961 -- Into the Escambray mountains--April 1961 -- Our squad--Base camp, April 1961 -- My new family--arriving on assignment, early May 1961 -- Writing his own name--At the Santanas' farm, May 1961 -- I can read!--On assignment, June-July 1961 -- Danger--July 1961 -- Life goes on--On assignment, July-September 1961 -- The accident--at the Santanas' farm, September 1961 -- Too hard--October 1961 -- The decision--Late October 1961 -- Celebrations--November 1961 -- ¡Venceremos!--November-December 1961 -- ¡Vencimos!--Leaving the mountains, December 1961
Control code
000061103106
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
198 pages
Isbn
9780763695088
Lccn
2017956979
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)973511985
Label
My brigadista year, Katherine Paterson
Link
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes timeline of Cuban history
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-187)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The campaign--Havana, March 1961 -- Back to the beginning--Havana, 1947-1958 -- My secondary school--Havana, 1958-1959 -- Preparing to leave--Havana, March 1961 -- Varadero training camp--April 1961 -- Into the Escambray mountains--April 1961 -- Our squad--Base camp, April 1961 -- My new family--arriving on assignment, early May 1961 -- Writing his own name--At the Santanas' farm, May 1961 -- I can read!--On assignment, June-July 1961 -- Danger--July 1961 -- Life goes on--On assignment, July-September 1961 -- The accident--at the Santanas' farm, September 1961 -- Too hard--October 1961 -- The decision--Late October 1961 -- Celebrations--November 1961 -- ¡Venceremos!--November-December 1961 -- ¡Vencimos!--Leaving the mountains, December 1961
Control code
000061103106
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
198 pages
Isbn
9780763695088
Lccn
2017956979
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)973511985

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