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My brigadista year, by Katherine Paterson, (large print)

Label
My brigadista year
Title
My brigadista year
Statement of responsibility
by 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
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Paterson, Katherine
Dewey number
[Fic]
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ7.P273
LC item number
My 2018
Literary form
novels
Reading level
6.4.
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print mini-collections
Study program name
Accelerated Reader
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Child teachers
  • Rural poor
  • Literacy
  • Literacy
  • Coming of age
  • Historical fiction
  • Large type books
  • Cuba
  • Cuba
Target audience
juvenile
Label
My brigadista year, by Katherine Paterson, (large print)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes a brief timeline of Cuban history (pages 301-319)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
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
ocn1012636646
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
323 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432849306
Lccn
2017053038
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
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Label
My brigadista year, by Katherine Paterson, (large print)
Publication
Note
Includes a brief timeline of Cuban history (pages 301-319)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
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
ocn1012636646
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
323 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432849306
Lccn
2017053038
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map

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