Review ç El lector

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Old Bella wants to be a lector just like her grandfather All day long he sits on a special platform in the cigar factory in Ybor City Florida reading books newspapers and current events to workers as they roll the cigars Lectors have always been highly respected members of their Cuban American comm.

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Review ç El lector ´ ❰Read❯ ➱ El lector Author William Durbin – Connecfloor.co.uk Thirteen year old Bella wants to be a lector just like her grandfather All day long he sits on a special platform in the cigar factory in Ybor City Florida reading books newspapers and current events Thirteen year old Bella wants to be a lector just likeUnityBut now times are changing When the factory workers clash with the owners violence erupts and the lectors start losing their jobs And then there’s the radio Could this small device replace the lector It’s up to Bella to determine her future and help her people preserve their histor.

Review ç El lector William Durbin is an author and teacher who lives at the edge of Minnesota's Boundary Waters Wilderness The winner of both the Great Lakes Book Award and the Minnesota Book award Mr Durbin has published numerous books for young readers Mr Durbin has also published poetry and essays and has supervised writing research projects for the NCTE Middlebury College and the Bingham Trust for Charit.

10 Comments on "Review ç El lector"

  • Anne McLeod

    Review ç El lector El lectorI liked El Lector better than the 3 star rating might suggest mainly because it takes on labor issues and that is apparently a tough topic to write abo


  • Salsabrarian

    Review ç El lector El lectorIn 1931 Ybor City FL 13 year old Bella wants to be a respected lector like her grandfather He is a lector at the cigar factory reading aloud to the workers from the newspapers literary classics and union news Bella knows she must be educated to be a lector and she hopes to attend high school with her best friend Mary But with her father dead and her mother supporting the family with laundry jobs Bella ends up wor


  • Jean

    Review ç El lector El lectorThe author does an excellent job of leading the reader into a time and place that has not been addressed in children's lit The cigar factories in southern Florida were an entree into the US for many new immigrants but the working conditions were hard for many The idea of having a lector or a person who keeps the factory workers entertained and enlightened while they are working is a wonderful image This story is set when radios are


  • Dolcie

    Review ç El lector El lectorIt was interesting to read about the lectores and what life was like for cigar rollers in Florida back in the day; but the story was boring I don't know why I torture myself and keep reading a book to the end even if I find it boring but I just have to hoping a book gets better The story just lacked the intrigue to make me want to keep turning the pages Finally the last three chapters were interesting enough to help me finish the book We all dream of writing a book that will make it big and make us rich but this is probably what most of us would end up writing Somehow this one got published


  • Krista

    Review ç El lector El lectorEl Lector means the reader in english Bella and everyone else in Ybor city Florida love to hear her grandfather read books He stands at a lecturn in a cigar factory to read to the workers Thi


  • Laura

    Review ç El lector El lectorEl Lector brings to life Ybor City Florida 1931 The author's research is evident as he paints a picture of a family struggling to manage after a number of hardships Bella who finishes eighth grade during the novel is smart and caring Her grandfather is a man of honor and el lector that Bella hopes to someday be


  • Ken

    Review ç El lector El lectorAnother good book from Will Durbin Set in Tampa Bay FL in the early 1930s in the cigar rolling factories and the labor movement taking place A YA novel with a great historical setting Not sure about some of the


  • Terri Pray

    Review ç El lector El lectorNot something I'd have picked up and read unless it had been 'forced' on me by the library as a challenge book for Hot Reads for Cold Nights But well written and it deals with a part of twentieth century history I had very limited exposure to


  • Cathie

    Review ç El lector El lectormiddle gradesthird person POVAR testSet in Ybor City outside Tampa in 1931 tells the story of 13 yr old Bella's Cuban family who work in the cigar factories and Bella's dream of continuing her schooling and becoming a lector like her grandfather


  • Julie

    Review ç El lector El lectorIt was interesting to learn about what life was like in Ybor City back in the heyday of the cigar factories but the book lacked real suspense and intrigue