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My Brigadista Year

(2017)
A novel by

 
 
In an engrossing historical novel, the Newbery Medal-winning author of Bridge to Terebithia follows a young Cuban teenager as she volunteers for Fidel Castro's national literacy campaign and travels into the impoverished countryside to teach others how to read.

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. 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 counterrevolutionaries hiding in the hills nearby. Inspired by true accounts, the novel includes an author's note and a timeline of Cuban history.

Genre: Children's Fiction

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Hardback Editions

February 2018 : USA Library Binding
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Title: My Brigadista Year (Thorndike Press Large Print Mini-collections)
Author(s): Katherine Paterson
ISBN: 1-4328-4930-1 / 978-1-4328-4930-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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October 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: My Brigadista Year
Author(s): Katherine Paterson
ISBN: 0-7636-9508-4 / 978-0-7636-9508-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick
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Paperback Editions

October 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: My Brigadista Year
Author(s): Katherine Paterson
ISBN: 1-5362-0223-1 / 978-1-5362-0223-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick
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April 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: My Brigadista Year
Author(s): Katherine Paterson
ISBN: 1-4063-8081-4 / 978-1-4063-8081-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Walker Books
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Audio Editions

March 2018 : USA Audio CD

Title: My Brigadista Year
Author(s): Katherine Paterson
ISBN: 1-5436-7989-7 / 978-1-5436-7989-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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March 2018 : USA Audio CD

Title: My Brigadista Year
Author(s): Katherine Paterson
ISBN: 1-5436-7990-0 / 978-1-5436-7990-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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October 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: My Brigadista Year
Author(s): Katherine Paterson
ISBN: 1-5436-5493-2 / 978-1-5436-5493-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
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October 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: My Brigadista Year
Author(s): Katherine Paterson
ISBN: 1-5436-5495-9 / 978-1-5436-5495-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
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October 2017 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: My Brigadista Year
Author(s): Katherine Paterson
ISBN: 1-5436-5494-0 / 978-1-5436-5494-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
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October 2017 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: My Brigadista Year
Author(s): Katherine Paterson
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October 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: My Brigadista Year
Author(s): Katherine Paterson
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
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October 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: My Brigadista Year
Author(s): Katherine Paterson
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
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Kindle Editions

November 2017 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: My Brigadista Year
Author(s): Katherine Paterson
Publisher: Candlewick Press
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