El Lector

El Lector

by William Durbin
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El Lector by William Durbin

Thirteen-year-old Bella wants to be a lector just like her grandfather, who sits on a special platform in the cigar factory, reading great novels, the newspaper, and union news to workers as they roll the cigars. Being a lector is an important role in their immigrant community. But the hard times of the Depression mean that Bella must go to work in the factory; her hope of getting the education a lector needs seems impossible. Meanwhile, the factory workers and owners clash. People lose jobs, innocent workers are arrested, and the Ku Klux Klan prowls the area. And then there are those amazing new radios showing up all over town. Could the radio take the place of the lector? Bella must decide her own future and help her people preserve their history. Bella’s lively, warmhearted story captures the color and flavor of Ybor City as it explores an intriguing part of our American history.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781561646784
Publisher: Pineapple Press, Inc.
Publication date: 01/01/2014
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 509,051
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

William Durbin was born in Minneapolis and lives on Lake Vermilion at the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northeastern Minnesota. He and his wife, Barbara, have two grown children. A former teacher, Durbin has published biographies of Tiger Woods and Arnold Palmer, as well as several books for young readers, among them The Broken Blade, Wintering, Song of Sampo Lake, and Blackwater Ben. The Broken Blade won the Great Lakes Book Award for Children’s Books and the Minnesota Book Award for Young Adult Fiction.


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El Lector 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I met Evan outside the house at night."Ok,"He said"let's go!"We walked down the streets.We finally reached a old shack.He brought me inside."Woah!!"I said.He turned me around and ripped my clothing off.I ripped off his.Then he took off my bra.He trailed over where my bra was moments before.I pulled his boxers down.He pulled my panties down.He layed me down.Then he slid himself into me.I screamed in pleasure.He slid even further.I screamed at the top of my lungs."Can you top it?" He asked,panting.I got on top of him a rubbed all over him."Wait,I might get pregnant."I said,stopping."We are 23"He replied.We got dressed and went to school.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book is amazing. It may seem boring at first but it gets a lot better
Anonymous More than 1 year ago