A Story of Haiti
Orchard Books, Hardcover, 9780545278492, 32pp.
Publication Date: July 24, 2012
From National Book Award nominee Edwidge Danticat comes a timely, brilliantly crafted story of hope and imagination--a powerful tribute to Haiti and children around the world!
Hope comes alive in this heartfelt and deeply resonating story.
While Junior is trapped for 8 days beneath his collapsed house after an earthquake, he uses his imagination for comfort. Drawing on beautiful, everyday-life memories, Junior paints a sparkling picture of Haiti for each of those days--flying kites with his best friend or racing his sister around St. Marc's Square--helping him through the tragedy until he is finally rescued.
Love and hope dance across each page--granting us a way to talk about resilience as a family, a classroom, or a friend.
Alix Delinois is a young Haitian-American artist/illustrator living and working in New York. He is the illustrator of Walter Dean Myers's MUHAMMAD ALI: THE PEOPLE'S CHAMPION(12/09). Alix is a graduate of the Pratt Institute and received his Masters in Art Education from Brooklyn College. He is a substitute art teacher in New York City schools.
Nine months after the quake in Haiti, Haitian-born author Edwidge Danticat is sharing the earthquake story with an audience that was largely shielded from it -- children. Eight Days is a book about a boy who gets buried in the rubble and is not rescued until eight days later. More at NPR.org
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